When I’m driving by myself in slow traffic, I absentmindedly read the license plates of all the cars around me. I chalk it up to boredom and a little OCD. I can’t recall a license plate number a few seconds after the car passes, but I’m concerned my mind is actually storing them all away in long term memory. My fear is that when I’m old and senile, I’ll start babbling out all the license plate numbers I’ve read over the years. I can just see myself slumped in my wheelchair, drooling, and saying “W12-TXL, BB3-56J. Oh! RTL-3S4!”, etc.