I'm a bit forgetful.
I remember people's faces but not the name attached to the face. There are few who take extreme delight in calling me, and continuing the conversation animatedly, without introducing themselves, while i'm pressing 'ctrl Find' in my brain to figure out who they could be - meena?, teena? ya madhu!
There have been occasions when i've talked to someone for quite sometime, totally convinced that he/she was someone else!
I forget people's names, especially if i've just met them. There is this parent at my son's school who i very sweetly smile at and talk inane stuff. Yesterday, she asked me for my phone number, just in case she gets late to school, so that i could reassure her son.
Me: My no's __________. and the name is Suma.
She: Of course, i know your name. Besides, I never forget a name .
I think furiously, my name filing system in my head has gone haywire and so I flash my pearly whites at her, hoping she forgets to give me her number.
She: and this ***** is my number
Me: okay, and how do i spell your name? (smart, am I not?)
She looks at me and says slowly: "A.N.U"
i feebly say: "not a.n.o.o?"
She laughingly replies: "You forgot my name, didn't you?"
The first one to say that i deserved this
is so ....right!