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January 3rd, 2007 at 02:14 pm

trying to remember the name of someone you know, but can't think of it with them standing right in front of you? I ran into a kiddo that went to school with DD. After he said hello to me, my mind went totally blank. Thank goodness for name tags.

Once I was at lunch with a woman I've known for quite a while and another lady came up that my kids took swim lessons from for years. I remembered her name, but when I went to introduce the woman I'd been having lunch with for the past hour, I drew a complete blank. I just laughed and told her to introduce herself.

I called the girlfriend of a great friend of DS's the wrong name for six months. Same first initial, but wrong name. I finally got it right--just when they broke up.

I have a black hole in my head where names go and they don't come back. I can remember numbers--Hubby's and kids social security numbers and even mine and Hubby's drivers license numbers. I can remember all the addresses and phone numbers of my family members. I can remember all the birth dates. But names, forget it. Wonder if there will ever be a cure for this.

Anyhow, I did manage to get the sales from Walgreen's that I went for. In spite of my lapse of memory there. Good thing I took a list.....

4 Responses to “Don't you hate....”

  1. Frayed Buckeye Card Says:

    I had an agreement with my Mother,if we were in public and I didn't introduce her immediately, I had no clue what the other persons name was. My dear Mother would wander off and I'd be saved.

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    This happens to me all the time. For me it's not names that are so hard -- it is placing people who are out of context -- like seeing someone from work at Cracker Barrel. I know I know them -- but I can't place them!

  3. boomeyers Says:

    I am the same way. I can remember useless numbers from years ago, (including those telephone numbers that start with letters!) but little else. It is sometimes frightening to have such a black hole. It used to frustrate the family, but now they are tolerantly helpful. Thank goodness!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I can usually remember people's names, but if I see them out of context I don't usually recognize them. One time my children's tae kwon do instructor came up behind me in line at the grocery store and started talking to me and when it finally dawned on me who he was I blurted out, "Oh, I didn't recognize you with your clothes on!" Then of course, I had to sputter, "I mean, out of uniform." I was so embarrassed but he thought it was funny, so no harm. Still the checker couldn't look me in the eye or keep a straight face. It's funny...now.

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