1.This is my wife- she has a memory problem so don't mind if she does not remember you- says my hubby whenever he introduces me.
And the proof of the pudding-
a) When in college I was walking up to the telephone booth late in the night. I found a man in shorts sneezing into his large hanky and also "how dare he" smiling at me. Somehow I could not remember knowing anyone fitting that description.
I decided not to crow down in fear and asked him boldly- why are you smiling at me.
The guy seemed taken aback and said ok no probs. If you don't remember me, it is not worth reminding you- something to that effect.
I was unable to make the call as the booth was closed.
The next morning again I was walking to the booth and found the same man standing there talking to someone. To my horror, he was the registrar of the Univ and a very close friend of my hubby (then my classmate). To this day he has not forgiven me for that!
b) I went to our Singapore office and met everyone. We then went out for lunch with 2 men and a S'porean lady. Throughout the meal I could not recollect who she was. When we got back and she went to her room I realised who she was. Similarly, I went to meet a lady and asked her -where were you since morning. She answered, I crossed you in the corridor and we spoke just an hour back.
c) I keep getting confused between the IS support executive and confectionery application person in my new office since they look similar. One day I went to the confectionery lab and for atleast 5 minutes stood near the IS support guy who happened to be working on the confectionery guy's computer. I even asked him where the samples were before noticing the confectionery person standing near the kitchenette.
d) Someone came to invite us for his wedding. I racked my brains hard to recall who we was. Somehow he realised that I was totally at a loss. He reminded me, you came for my brothers wedding a few months ago, now I have come to invite you for my wedding.
e) A couple came to see the kids after they were born. I had no clue who they were. After about half and hour I casually asked in which apartment no. they stayed. They mentioned their appartment no and also gave a sketchy intro which helped jog my memory. I said promptly off course I know you work with Ramya's brother's
2. Hubby & me went to a store. Hubby was wearing a black T shirt. When I last looked, he was standing near the T-shirt counter. After a few minutes, I walked in that direction and strongly patted him on the back saying, check this shirt. Horrors, the person turned and he was not hubby. Someone else in a black T-shirt.
3. Me in a shop. Wanted to know the price of an item. I just turned towards the store person looking at my direction and asked for the price. He turned out to be another shopper. To this day I do not ask anything until I have seen the store guy wearing his ID or the uniform.
4. A person met me in a book store and asked me - how are you? I could not recognize him for quite a while even though I was meeting him every morning in the swimming pool. Hint hint, I had never seen him with proper clothes, how do you expect me to recognize him.
Do you have any goofy stories to share?
Cheers to me. Finally managed my 100th Post