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It's 2 a.m. when this mainframe pilot fish's phone rings.

"My wife answered the phone -- it's on her side of the bed -- and shoved the phone in my ear," says fish. "After listening to the mainframe operator's problem, I replied with an action for him to take.

"In the morning, while getting ready to leave, my wife asked, 'What was the call about last night?'

"'What call?' I replied.

"I had absolutely no memory of the call or what I said -- couldn't even recall it while on the train.

"At work I read the nightly report about the call. What I told them fixed the problem, and I could now pretend I remembered it."

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