Who else finds it embarrassing when other people remember your name but you can’t remember theirs?


So my friend got married recently. At the wedding there were loads of people there. Some I knew quite well, some I had met once or twice and some I didn’t know at all.

Now throughout the festivities I bumped into one or two and they were like “Hello Catherine! :-D” and I was like “hey!”, whilst secretly hoping that I didn’t have to speak their name because I forgot it…. I also bumped into some who I had thought had forgotten me because we met a while ago and although our friendship groups intersected, we didn’t hang so I just assumed they forgot me or weren’t very aware of me. They mentioned me by name and I was like thinking to myself, I didn’t realize you knew my name or were aware of me or who I was at all, we didn’t used to speak, we just saw each other that was it…

Basically, I’ve come to the following conclusions:

1.) Normal people can remember names, I think the issue is me as I’m dyspraxic, meaning there are memory issues there. So I forget your name please don’t get offended, I do it to everyone lol.

2.) You never know the impact you have on peoples lives and what impression you leave behind, even if you never spoke! Just FYI that’s all.

Anyway that’s it for now ta ta!


P.S. I know the names of everyone in that photo, I wasn’t talking about them lol.


11 thoughts on “Who else finds it embarrassing when other people remember your name but you can’t remember theirs?

  1. I have the same problem. It takes me.a long time before I’ll memorize someone’s name. I’ve watched countless movies too where I can’t remember the names of the characters or the cast. People think I’m stupid and I feel that way.


  2. Same!!! I’m so bad for this with both people and movies (especially movies). Also fun when work has quizzes which include picture rounds – I’ve started dealing with this by offering up the silliest answers I can think of so people are at least laughing with me, not at me!


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