The title of this post is the caption of a cartoon [unavailable online] of two ants talking to each other. The ant who has memorized its bug number is proud.
This cartoon, a favorite of my mom’s [[last week was her would have been birthday], now stands on my desk top. I’m not sure if her personal referent was her SSN or her Medicare ID
I thought of her and this cartoon while trying and failing to remember usernames and passwords for innumerable accounts. I have not succeeded in memorizing my bug identification numbers.