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What’s your name again?

Posted on August 26, 2014 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Jamie Rieger

Have you ever had one of those embarrassing moments when you meet up with somebody you haven’t seen in a very long time and suddenly can’t remember their name?

I think, but not positive, that those moments qualify as brain farts.

I had such a moment a few days ago when I was attending a function in Redcliff. I ran into a few people I hadn’t seen in years, and one who I hadn’t seen since high schools. (We both agreed that neither of us have a bit over the days.)

Ok, that part wasn’t a brain fart, but was a delusion on both our parts. Or, just bad eye sight that has nothing to do with age.

Whilst there, I saw one lady walk in and of course, I remembered her and her name, too. Ellie.

At one point, I went across the room to chitchat a bit and she really caught me off guard when she asked if I remembered her and what her name was. For some reason, at that very moment, my brain went completely blank and I stood there like a fool.

Not 10 minutes before that I had no problem recognizing her and her name when she walked in the room.

I have no idea why it happened then and I am pretty sure everybody has these moments from time to time, but that doesn’t take away from the embarrassment in the slightest.

Ellie just sluffed it off and said I was forgiven because it had been so many years since I had seen her.

Little Pat sitting next to her made sure she got a few teasing jabs in though. That’s alright. I deserve them.

I was taught years ago that when you first meet somebody, you repeat their name often so you don’t forget it. And usually that works for me.

However, I certainly did not think I would need to put that practice to use with somebody I have known nearly my entire life.

For my brain fart, Ellie, I am sorry!

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