Okay, I have had these totally wired and funny encounters. I meet someone, somewhere. I smile and a light bulb lights up in my mind. Hey I know him/ her. The others person’s actions are mimicking mine. We exchange greetings, shake hands or embrace and after a few minutes of empty chitchat we say goodbye and go on our separate ways.
And you would be saying, what’s weird about this. Totally normal, right? Wrong! I have no idea who that person was. I know at the back of my mind that I know them but no name or connection jumps to my mind at that time. And funny enough the other person is in a similar situation!!!!
After I go and am doing something else, it suddenly pops into my head. Oh! She/ he was so and so, and I have met them on several occasions, though not recently.
And there is another sort of similar but different situation.
I meet someone, they would greet me as a friendly face, ask about family etc etc and I am standing there totally blank. Not a jot of familiarity, no name or facial recognition. This is a super embarrassing situation. What to do?
Nothing else to do but to feign. I pretend to know them, ask a few vague questions and make some general comments. And in most of the aftermath, I wouldn’t remember at all who it was!
And I don’t ever come clean and ask them, “Excuse me, do I know you?” Or “Do I know you from somewhere “. I feel that they might feel hurt by my failure to recognize them at even insulted.
Has it happened to you? Or are one of those lucky ones who never forget a name or a face?
waiting for your comments and feedback.