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and then having to meet them.
Has this happened to you? How do you deal with it?
on a first date
resolving the issue normally involved smiling inanely at lots of strangers, hoping for a look of recognition
Although I have had drunken encounters with people, remembered the actual incident but not what the person looked like, thus making it hard to avoid them
and having had conversations. And then having to introduce them to someone else.
of under 50% of people I talk to regularly.
"John, this is mumblymumblymumbly. Sorry I really have to go"
although i did know her name but not how to pronounce it! (her name was siobhan) so when me and my friend met her i only said my friend's name so poor siobhan had to introduce herself.
turn up at the meeting place 10-15 minutes before meeting time
take a book
get engrossed in the book
then they have the responsibility of recognising you
i generally figure that even if i can't bring their face to mind, i'll recognise it when i see it. tends to work.
but i'll be there even earlier so i'll get a drink in me as well
I have a good memory for names and faces. The only time I forget is when I haven't seen them in YEARS and they've changed a lot.
it's well embarrassing. i normally just don't talk to people if i'm not sure and then people say things like "omg laura is such a bitch, i like totally met her at atp and talked about creme eggs... i can't believe she didn't say hi".
you texted HIM!