Just the random musings of andymooseman.
When I was younger and overheard a physician asking a patient if he knew the day, date and month, in order to determine his level of awareness, I thought it quite reasonable. Since I retired, it strikes me as blatantly ageist. I can usually manage the month, but the day and date are often approximations. ;)
Dugal: I know exactly what you mean. It's a conspiracy :)