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My all-time worst moment
Board: Why Did I Just Do That!?
Oct 9, 2009 4:57pm
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I'm notorious for not remembering names. It takes me forever to get it down pat. And of course, if I'm aware that the name just isn't reaching the front of my brain, it makes it worse. If I quit trying, sometimes it will pop right up. And, even though I'm a granny, and you might say...just old age...nope! I've been like that always. For instance...

I had known my husband for almost 2 years before we married. We were "best friends" and he was my "brother-n=-the-Lord." For the first year and half, I would have laughed if someone suggest that we date. Ewww! Date my "brother"? Well, God worked that out in a mysterious and wonderful way, but that's not for this post.

Anyway, shortly after we were married, we came across an old friend of mine and I was going to introduce them. No problem with her name, but then I said, "This is my husband ...????_____???? and for the smallest moment, my mind went blank on his name! I really think it was such a miniscule period of time that she didn't notice, but boy, I sure did!!
Re: My all-time worst moment
Board: Why Did I Just Do That!?
Reply to: #449383 by Chedva
Oct 10, 2009 11:06pm
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Don't feel too bad, you're not the only one that's ever done something like that! I am also horrible with names, somebody can tell me their name and 2 seconds later I'll already have forgotten, but be too embarrassed to ask again so soon.

A day after my son was born, I was on my way down the elevator to visit him in the NICU. First of all, another woman in the elevator asked me, "are you having your baby today?? Me too!" Umm... no... already had the baby! Tummy doesn't look normal again after one day! That was embarrassing for both of us. After I told her I already had the baby and was on my way to see him, she said, "congratulations! What's his name?"

My mind went blank. I just stared at her going, "it's.... uh.......... ummmm....." Finally my husband saved me and said, "his name is Kade." I felt like such a bad mother, couldn't even remember my own son's name! LOL