Monday, March 10, 2003
I had a serious "senior moment" today, even though I'm not really old enough for serious senior moments. I was at a Subway in a part of town that I don't end up in often (it's not a bad neighborhood or anything like that, I just don't often have occasion to be there), and I saw a guy that I had known years ago. The problem was, I was having trouble remembering his name and where I knew him from. So, of course, I said to him, "What's your name?" He looked at me for a moment, then recognition dawned in his eyes and he said, "You know who I am." "Yes, I know that I know you," I said, "but I can't think of your name for some reason." He then told me that his name was Steve, and I thought, "Oh yeah, this is one of the guys my brother hung out with in high school!" So, I asked him how he was doing and what was going on with him lately, then proceeded to catch him up on how Mike, my brother, was doing these days, living in Kansas with 3 kids, yada yada yada. I then told him about how I had come across a photo of him, my brother, and another friend of theirs when they were about 15 or so, in our barn doing all sorts of "he-man"-type poses (you know, where you flex your muscles, etc.?), and that I should put it on my website. He laughed, and I told him not to worry because I don't have a scanner at present, so that wouldn't really be happening. We then said our goodbyes and I got my lunch and left. About halfway back to the office, it struck me--that was not my brother's friend Steve, that was Steve that I used to work with at another employer, where I was his boss! I'm not sure if I'm more embarrassed now, or if I would be more embarrassed if he had just told me I had mistaken his identity there and then. But he just played it off as though he knew what the heck I was talking about! I know he's gotta be thinking that ol' Debi has gone off the deep end totally! I'm not sure about that myself, actually.... ;^P
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