Bumping to Someone you knew but can't remember who

Philippines
October 2, 2012 12:22pm CST
Guys, I just remembered something from my experience. I often encounter this kind of incident whenever I cam across with a schoolmate or friend's friend but I just can't remember their name. It is actually in the tip of my tongue but just can't say it. So i tend to just talk to them without even saying their name/s :D I feel kinda rude whenever I encounter this but I can't help to not recall their names. It's kinda funny for me though but still, i find it kinda rude of me not remembering their names while they still remember mine. Did you guys ever encounter a situation like this?
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8 responses
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Yup! I did a few times. And yes, i just get along with the conversation and then sometimes if I am really itching to know the name, I just ask it anyway. Then I apologize for not remembering and excuse myself for having a MEMORY GAP!
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Hahaha~ I never tried doing that :D I just asked their names if ever they forgot my name too :D hahaha~ I guess I should also try asking and apologize. Maybe I won't be able to forget their names anymore.
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• Canada
3 Oct 12
For some reason their name will always catch up to me later, but I guess that is a good way of dealing with it. Making a joke out of it can get you out of just about anything!
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
A joke! o
• Canada
3 Oct 12
Well my dear, I'd be lying if I said that this has never happened to me! I am pretty good with placing a name to a face so it has only happened a few times, but I usually just don't say anything at the time. Then later while at home and it not even being a thought in my head BOOM the person's name will come to me. Then the next time I see them I will have remembered!!
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
:D Yes. Sometimes I'm like that too. After the long conversation without mentioning their names, when I get home or when we separate ways, I tend to remember their names (O.o) ahaha` Too late to say it coz' they already left :D
• Canada
4 Oct 12
True, they have already left BUT then it takes the edge off for when you run into them the next time because then you have remembered their name! Unless you forget again!
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
Hahaa I can just simply shout and call their names then say take care :D haha` but if they are already far, I might jot their names down in a notebook :D
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
5 Oct 12
Oh yes, I assume that this is a fairly common situation. Like yourself I do not openly admit that I cannot remember their name because it may seem a little unkind. Instead I tend to carry on a conversation and hope that something significant is said to remind me. I is amazing just how long you can bluff a conversation with a little luck. It is not just old schoolfriends, but previous work colleagues or social associates that you have not seen for a long time. Despite it being something that most people encounter at times, it can still be very embarrassing.
• Philippines
7 Oct 12
So we do the same thing when encountering this kind of situation :D I really do always do that when i bump into someone I know whom I can't remember the name o
@ztuberi (396)
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
I feel ashamed everytime I experienced that. And rght, the fact that they know my name, and I forget theirs. Oh my, my brain is forgetting a lot. Mine is there is no "tip of the tongue", I completely forget their names. Thanks for sharing yours.
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
aw~ that is really kinda hard too. totally forgot their names without any trace o
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
3 Oct 12
This is like so common in real life.So i will continue talk and maybe i will remember that.It's so awkward if i can't do that.I mean this is not being rude but we should be careful not having next barrasing time.
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
I agree, that's why sometimes when i encounter this kind of incident, I always look for ways that he/she can say his/her name like telling a story that he/she could mention their names :D hahaha
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
2 Oct 12
I never was great in remembering names, more faces but since the last years I don't remember the face either. I think I am just not that interested. If someone starts talking to me I talk back, no matter what the subject is. My kids frequently ask me afterwards: who is that person? I frequently think they know that person, a parent of one of their schoolmates or so... which is mostly not the case. I know it's possible to train to remember faces and names but to me it's not that important. Also all white people esp.with blond hair look te same to me. My husband says I can recognize people by their eyes but I quess I am just not that intersted in looking everyone in the eyes and try to remember them.
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Thanks for sharing your thoughts friend :) I see your point. Sometimes too, I don't mean to forget their faces but I tend to forget unconsciously. So whenever me meet, I don't talk to them and just go on walking :D haha~ I am so rude you think?
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@ScrubJ (126)
• Sri Lanka
2 Oct 12
LOL this has happened to me too :D:D it's a common scenario :D
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Hahah~ I know, I just want to know other people's thoughts and experience about this :D haha~
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• United States
2 Oct 12
I am always in this situation and it feels really bad to me. I try so hard to get the persons name in my mind but it never happens for me.
• Philippines
2 Oct 12
I agree. haha~ Even if you know that you know his/her name but still can't speak it out. It's kinda frustrating too.
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