I would love to blame it on my age, but the truth is, I’ve always had a problem remembering names.
In my line of work, that’s not the best problem to have. I meet people everyday, and everyone wants to be remembered, including me.
So let’s just get the apology out-of-the-way now. Sorry! Chances are, unless I’ve met you more than three times, you’re just going to get a simple “Hello, nice to see you” out of me.
I’ve done everything from playing the name game to name association, and yet I still come up miserably short when trying to remember people’s names. It really is awful and trust me, I do feel awful. I don’t like when people don’t remember my name and so I know others would expect the same courtesy.
You probably would never know if I saw you that I don’t know your name. I tend to play it off pretty well.
I say all this to say, if our paths ever cross, please don’t take it personal if I can’t recall your name.