can you recognise people you meet after 3 yrs.?

South Korea
March 27, 2009 3:54am CST
3 yrs. ago, i take a taxi going to my work place..he talk to me..and i just answered him whatever he ask..i forgot about him since i always meet many people everyday..but few days ago..i was surprised when i take a taxi..the driver talk to me again and ask what i am doing in that place i said im working..he ask me again if change my job..only to find out that he was the taxi driver who was talking to me 3 yrs.ago still he recognise me.my work place, my house...can you recognise people whom you will meet long time ago?plz share
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21 responses
@gxyywhyzy (450)
• China
28 Mar 09
I'm afraid i can't.we all see many people every day and they were talking to you some minutes.since then you might have not seen them.so they have been not in your mind and you won't recognise them.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
yes,,youre right..
@chimrani (1430)
• India
28 Mar 09
No,friend i cann't recognise a person if i meet after 1 or 2 years.This time gap is long and my mind cannot store his/her image and the person too will become different as he/she grows in 3 years
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
thats right..thanks
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
28 Mar 09
I can recognize people, and remember in what circumstances we met. But I seldom remember people's name, which is a very bad side of myself. I would rather do something concrete to help, than leave any impression on others, in the hidden attempt to achieve something to my benefit. But recently I came to understand, naming somebody you met long ago might be a good start of presenting kindness.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
thank you!
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
Usually I can easily recognise a person if he/she was my former classmate or long lost friend. If its an acquaintance only, I may or may not really recognise the person. That taxi driver has a very keen memory indeed. In my own experience which was a long time ago, I moved to a ladies' dormitory. I saw a girl there, I thought that I saw her somewhere but can not really remember. She was also looking at me but she was quiet. I went out and really thought about her for an hour. Suddenly, I realise that she was the saleslady from the department store who return my things. When I got back to the dorm, I told her that we met already and how we have met. She also remembered me when I refreshed her mind.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
maybe such kind of situation i can remember
• China
28 Mar 09
I am not very sure about this.Maybe sometimes I can remember him if he leave obvious impress to me.But till now I have no this similar experience.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
thanks
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
28 Mar 09
Hello friend, I do have a sharp memory but I would not recognize every taxi driver I have talked to. Of course, if you talk to a person a lot about yourself and himself then you could recognize him after long time. However, the taxi drivers have a good memory because it comes to them from their jobs itself. They have to remember the roads,the turns and everything so I think that is the reason they have such a strong memory.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
maybe!
@blion23 (404)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Yes I think that I should be able to recognize people that I have met after three years. I have a relatively good memory and I have recognized lots of people that I haven't met in quite a while. A couple of days ago, I was at a basketball game and I met a friend that I had in college, which was about 15 years ago. I think that the better the relationship that you have created with that person, the easier that it will be able to recognize them. Good luck and happy mylotting!
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
thanks
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
27 Mar 09
I have did such a thing just few times I have just forgot there names but I recognize them. I think at this point of time when I am meeting so many people while looking for Job it might be difficult for me to recognize some people whom I have meet only few times.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
i agree with you!
@Elkeliini (265)
• Finland
27 Mar 09
euh people that I meet that make an impression: I would recognise after 3 years. taxidrivers not (my apologies to all taxidrivers on this forum). So you must have left quite an impression on that taxidriver.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
thanks!
@carann (262)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I worked in a reatail adult store for years and people still recognize me. Some however don't want me to notice them. I don't forget faces but it drives me crazy when i can't remember names. I will ponder all day about the name to a person. I find it getting worse as i get older. I hate to say.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
thanks for responding
• United States
27 Mar 09
Well if it is somebody that I have know for a long time, like say a old school mate from like middle school or high school, I think i would be able to recongize them. I dont think I would be able to recongize a taxi driver that drove me around 3 years ago.
• South Korea
28 Mar 09
thanks!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
27 Mar 09
[i]Hi marketing, wow..that's cool! I may not be able to recognize again once the meeting is short..but, i admire those people who will really remember for that short meeting and talk![/i]
• South Korea
27 Mar 09
me too..i cant remember it after a few days..thanks
• India
27 Mar 09
yes i recognize. If i met once any person i can recognize them and i can remind the situation where i met them. but i am unalbe to remember their names. Thats very difficult to me.
• South Korea
27 Mar 09
thats good!
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
27 Mar 09
I am too weak in this are. Let alone 3 years I forget people in three months. I have tried to improve on this but have not succeeded as yet. But I have discovered one tactic. If the person addresses me with my name and I too feel that I have known that person after exchanging some goodness and all I bring out my pocket book and hand over him/her to write her present address and all. This surely saves me from being embarrassed.
• South Korea
27 Mar 09
thats nice!
@myhllim (272)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
It is unbelieveable! I think I would only recognized the face, but not the details. How could he do that?
• South Korea
27 Mar 09
that what i ask him..he said he is a smart guy..lol..
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Of course I do...I can still even recognize my former high school classmates, and that's some 34 years ago! People really do not change much as a general rule, unless of course they had plastic surgery, or have suddenly bloated or lost weight. But the basic features are still recognizable...
• South Korea
27 Mar 09
thanks!
@karubod (603)
• India
27 Mar 09
Hi....yes to some extent we can remember .if we have talked to that person then it woul me more easy to remember them.that was really nice of the taxci driver to remember you ,since they meet so many people and have many passingers every day.....mus be afriendy sort .....haooy mylotting....
• South Korea
27 Mar 09
yes, youre right thanks
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
28 Mar 09
yeah, but i might only recognize the face...and not the name.. there are some instances to that i still recognize both the name and the face..for example in school, there are some people that i met when i was freshman, that i recognize their faces, but i do not remember their names..sometimes they see me in the hallway in the school, they smile to me, i just smile back, to avoid being rude.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
28 Mar 09
Dear friend, Most often I forget but at times I do remember some. It some of selected people I do remember that has any unforgettable feature or incidence we had met with. A casual person whom I meet usually I forget them.
@parvezs (106)
• India
28 Mar 09
I am very good in remembering people. Sometimes I do forget names but I don't forget the person. I can recognize a person even after years. Here is a true incident. Even I was surprised by my memory. Last year I met a one of my friends after 17 long years. We were together when we were in 4th grade. Now we both around 30 years. I was surprised that I still remembered her name her brother's name as well.