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Do you ever feel forgettable. As in you meet someone and when you see them again unless you’re with your husband or your dog (yes the dog) they don’t remember who you are. Don’t worry this isn’t a woe is me post, more of an observation.

I’ve met numerous people at the yacht club where hubby sails and while walking, often with hubby and Jack the dog, but when I’ve then seen these people without hubby or dog they wouldn’t have a clue who I am.

It got me wondering if maybe I’m just that type of forgettable person? Some people have defining features like gorgeous red curly hair, or are extremely tall, but I’m just pretty average.

There was even people at our wedding (friend’s of John’s) that when I’ve seen them without John they haven’t had a clue who I was!

I understand in some circumstances a quick meet and greet when you’re busy may mean that you’re not entirely concentrating, but I’d like to think that when I meet people I will remember them.

I can often be quite bad with names, and try to remember to tell myself to do that thing where you say it back to them, as in nice to meet you Liz, but of course that doesn’t always happen. But while I sometimes suck with names I never forget a face. And if I can’t remember your name or where I’ve met you I’ll still smile at you!

How do you remember new people that you’ve met? Do you ever feel forgettable?

  • Jodie Ansted
    May 26, 2011

    This actually happens to my Hubby after meeting a number of mums at my sons’ school. But I think it’s because they don’t see him often enough to remember who he is. I don’t know who half the dads are!

    I’m terrible with names. I’m FOREVER asking my friend, Jen, in the school playground, ‘Who’s that Mum over there? What’s her name again?” Terrible. And more importantly, I get paranoid that I’m going to use the wrong name!

    I remember doing an exercise in high school about remembering names. Something about choosing something particular about the person you meet to remember them by. Like, ‘Amy with the diamond ring’ etc. Or something. I can’t quite remember…. *cough*


  • Carrie
    May 26, 2011

    You are neither average or forgettable, Ami! You are one hot mumma and I think you are stunning!! I’m rubbish with names too, but I never forget a face. Maybe they are peeps who meet a million people a day, so they could be forgiven? xxx

  • Shelley
    May 26, 2011

    The strange thing that happens when I meet new people is they almost always say Do I know you, have we met, you look very familiar? I must have a few twins out there that I don’t know about. And you my lovely would be neither average or forgettable! xx

  • Jane
    May 30, 2011

    Ami, you are definitely not average! I can tell you, if I met you, I would never forget who you were :)

    I’m generally pretty good with names, but there are times when I have a complete mental blank and cannot remember where I know a person from. Like Jodie, I’m also a bit paranoid that I might call someone the wrong name! It’s been done before and it is just plain awkward.

    I always feel good when somebody I hardly know remembers my name, so for that reason, I always try my best to commit faces and names to memory xxx

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