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“Hi!” “Who Are You?”

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Have you ever experienced being greeted by someone? You know for sure that the two of you already met each other but for some unknown reasons you cannot remember his or her name. It can be awkward. It can be embarrassing.

One afternoon, my father and I was waiting for a bus. A man riding a bike stopped by my father’s side and greeted him. My father responded in such a friendly – with a big smile as usual. They talked and tried to catch up with each other’s life. They seem to be friends or acquaintances. After a few minutes, the man bid goodbye. I was surprised when my father turned to me and asked, “Do you know that guy?”

I answered, “no, why?”

“I don’t know him,” he said.

I burst out a laugh. It turned out that he was mentioning a lot of people while they were talking to know where he met the guy. Unfortunately, the guy left and my father had no idea where the two of them met.

Have you ever experienced forgetting someone’s name? How did you deal with it?