I recently started doing something new: if I meet someone new and want to store their number, I add their first name and, instead of their last, a detail of how I met them. For example, a few weeks ago I met someone at a concert and we exchanged numbers. I entered his contact info into my phone as "Tony Concertinthepark" so I'd remember who he was — much easier for me than adding his full name and being puzzled later as I scrolled through my address book. A friend of mine does the same thing — his now long-term girlfriend is still in his phone as "Katie Houseparty." Cute!
One of my friends completely disagrees with this strategy; she insists on entering the contact's first and last name. I can't get behind her system. . . Maybe it's bad short-term memory, but I think I'd end up with a phone book full of unrecognizable contacts. Do you have a special system for entering someone's contact info? Share it below!