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Don't you love those awkward moments when...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Kirstie, 20 Jun 2008.

  1. ...you have a chat with someone and you haven't got a CLUE who they are? I hate it! I was just up in the cafe getting my lunch and the bloke in front of me in the queue 'Hi Kirstie, how are you?'. Oh no, who TF is it? Didn't have his work ID badge on either so I couldn't even catch a glimpse of it to work it out. He managed to tell me what he was working on, how it was going, how long he's got till his hols, where he's going, who he's going with...I am still completely in the dark. No idea...I don't believe I have ever met him before...
     
  2. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    it is awkward certainly. but it only happens to us memorable folk. ;)
     
  3. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    I hate that but it happens far too often. I've been told I should ALWAYS ask who they are - would be OK with somebody from years ago but could be embarassing whith somebody from current work.

    Excelled my self last weekend when I met somebody I hadn't seen for over 17 years. Recognised him, remembered his name and asked after his wife by name. We were employed at the same site with about 1100 other people and didn't work together but paths crossed.
     
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    Kirstie

    Kirstie Über Member

    Oh no what a gaffe!
    I remember there was a chap at university who taunted me for the whole 3 years of my undergrad degree cos I just couldn't remember where I'd met him. He made a point of never telling me his name nor revealing how I met him. All I know is that it WASN'T dodgy...
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Maybe he is stalking you and knows everything about you. Maybe he didn't have his badge on as he doesn't actually work there? :o):eek:;)
     
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    Kirstie

    Kirstie Über Member

    :sad::biggrin:
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    He wasn't wearing a blue anorak was he?
     
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    Kirstie

    Kirstie Über Member

    Umm no why is that significant?
     
  9. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Did the sleeves tie around the back?

    I'm terrible at remembering who people are too. I often find myself chatting to someone who clearly knows me; but I haven't a clue who they are.
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    oh god, it's calum gilhooley ;)
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Duh, of course it's significant, you can tell a stalker easily enough as they always wear blue anoraks, have greasy brown hair with a side parting and have NHS glasses with the nose piece stuck together with a band aid.
     
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    Kirstie

    Kirstie Über Member

    ...and they smell of fried food?
     
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Kirstie I suggest you stop wearing your tanktop with "Kirstie" on the front.

    I have a slightly different problem; I generally remember who people are but not their names. I've realised I can get away with it one-to-one but when I'm with someone else and am expected to introduce them I am found out. Thinking about it, keep wearing that tanktop and I'll ask Arch to knit one for the rest of us (with our own names on, as an army of tanktopped Kirsties would be creepy as hell).
     
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Occasionally, but more usually it is a weak mixture of poo and household cleaner.
     
  15. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Just say something like..." I am really sorry but last time we met clearly I made more of an impression on you than you did on me"