I thought I would start this thread and see if gets legs
A thread to talk about a unique ability that we have that most people do not.
Kind of like being a savant in one particular thing.
So I will start off with a unique ability that I have.
I have this uncanny ability related to time.
If I am going somewhere and it doesn't matter if I am in a car, walking, riding a bicycle or whatever I have this unique ability to tell what time I will arrive or have arrived at my destination without looking at a clock after the trip has started or sometimes like today at all.
For example it happened again today.
I usually go for a walk once or twice a day. The walks vary in distance between 20 minutes and two or more hours. So today I decided to go for a walk which turned out to be I am guessing a bit less than three miles. I even did some shopping half way through the walk.
I did not look at a clock or watch before I left. All I knew is that I left the house sometime after 7:00 AM but other than that I don't have any idea what time I left.
Anyway when I returned just as I walking in the door without looking at a clock or having some timed event take place outside I said to myself, I wonder what time it is? So I paused for second after entering before looking at a clock and said. It must be about 9:10. Then I said to myself, no that feels a bit early, how about 9:20. Finally I said. The hell with it lets split the difference it must be 9:15.
I then looked at the clock at it was 9:15 and yes the clock I looked at works.
I can't even remember when I first noticed that I had this unique gift. What is even stranger about it is. I can be at home doing stuff for a while and not come anywhere as close to guessing the correct time while I am doing something at home. I seem to have this unusual ability only when it comes to traveling.
I can also be in a car going somewhere, even somewhere I haven't been before or somewhere stuck in traffic and come very close to estimating what time I will arrive at my destination even it is still an hour or so away.
Really strange indeed. I haven't found a use for it except that I no longer wear a watch.
Anyone else have some unique gift that they would care to share?