Today's #AccountRecoveryTip is to take advantage of an even easier method of recovering your account should you lose access: add an SMS number. Under Settings > Accounts and Import > "Change password recovery options" will allow you to specify the number where you'll be able to receive a password reset code.
Seriously, Google. If Google could be personified as one guy, that creepy dude hitting people up for their phone numbers would be that guy. And he would be pepper-sprayed and in police custody by now. Knock it off.