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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Who?

Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. I have to admit I was feeling pretty good about myself yesterday and was almost starting to worry about getting a big head. Then something happened.

Around mid afternoon, my coworker Justin told me that he had been in the kitchen and had overheard two people talking. One of them said to the other, "I was talking to Elizabeth Downie about how great the rec center is." And the other said, "Who's Elizabeth Downie?"

Now, the company I work at isn't small but at the same time, it's not that big. True, there are some people who's names I don't know, but I have interacted with that particular women on at least ten occasions.

And just like that, my head shrunk back to size.

14 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

hahaha. I hate when that happens. I personally have to pretend not to remember people's names or else it gets awkward. Like, "hey! We met that one time at a party when we were 19!! I totally know who you are!!" Then they just run away.

Katherine said...

That's such a terrible feeling! It's sort of like the text reply, "Wait, who is this?" You should wear a name tag next time you see that lady. ;)

Sarah said...

I definitely like Katherine's suggestion...make it a funny moment, and maybe a little more embarrassing for her than for you. :)

In my profession, I have to remember hundreds of names/faces, so I have cultivated a skill for it. This, however, causes me to know and recognize lots of people that I figure have no idea who I am. Sometimes, that's awesome. Sometimes, it's a serious ego deflater. :)

Kathy said...

Like I told you before, she did the same thing when someone was talking to her about me. Maybe we need to step up the drama so that she notices us a little more? Cat fight? Scandalous Clothing? Stealing small items from her office?

And on a side note- why do our coworkers need to tell us that someone in the building has no idea who we are? Thanks for the boost Justin. Thanks.

Justin said...

oh yeah Kathy: I overheard Bob tell the MR Ghost that "the receptionist girl" isn't greeting everyone as they walk in the door.

Kathy said...

That's it. You can forget about the lunch date we had planned with you, me and elml.

Justin said...

that's okay, she's not happy with me anyway since I glued her face on the smoke monster's body.

Elizabeth Downie said...

The bml and I are getting together for lunch today, but it's for bml's only, sorry.

And I like the name tag idea! Ann suggested that I should loudly say her name next time she's around and say, "Who's ___? I've never heard of him!"

Heather said...

you have some fun co-workers E! "since I glued her face on the smoke monster's body" Ha! Funniest thing ever.

That happened to me at church once, this woman called me to see how I was and said she missed seeing me at church, and my reply was "well, i sat in the row right next to you at church this morning and we talked, so...."

I am that memorable.

The Lady Girl said...

I am guilty of this. There are some people who I get a long with really well and consider them good friends yet I have no idea what their name is and I'm embarrassed to even ask and I probably won't ever ask, just so I don't hurt their feelings...but when they find out I don't know their name I will feel VERY stupid!

D said...

I saw this project and thought of you. So I know who you are and am reminded of your love for Magnum and the stache while I was blog surfing even though I haven't seen you in a couple years.
http://iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com/2010/03/real-men-have-mustaches.html

David and Linda said...

The Lady Girl's comment reminded mem of the "Friends" episode where someone in Chandler's office calls him the wrong name and he doesn't correct him and everything goes down hill from there. I like both the name tag idea and the "Who's he?" idea. Also, you guys have way too much fun at work.

Natalie said...

I had this happen to me, only it was a good thing. I was convinced a lady in my ward didn't like me. I had several reasons to believe this was so. We'd even worked in YW's together for some time. But then she called me one week to sub in nursery and at the end of the conversation she asked "so, who are you? Do I know your kids?" I really had to go into detail to give her a vague recollection of who I was. I realized I was a nobody to her, and better a nobody than someone she hates. You remember people you hate. Anyway. Just another reminder to myself that it isn't always about me.

Liz said...

Um, just so I'm clear on things. Who is Elizabeth Downie?