Wednesday, 6 November 2013

What's Your Name Again?

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Is it only me that actually doesn't forget peoples names? I actually think it may be to do with the male/female divide though as it always seems to be men that forget names the most (although that isn't scientific fact, just my perception). 

I have a really good memory for names and dates. I can tell you Simon's phone number, d/o/b and National Insurance number as it just rolls off the tongue whereas Simon needs to have our sons birth dates tattooed onto his arms just so he doesn't forget. He is useless and has actually rang me in the past to ask me things that he needs to know. I even know his mums details and he wouldn't have a clue!

When I was a child I was used to regularly getting called 'Samantha. Mandy, Marcus' (... Marcus? You might have a bad memory but you can still see that I am female!) by my dad who cannot remember anyone's names. Even now he will call Thomas and Charlie by the wrong names.

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Sometimes I don't mind and know that some people have bad memories for things like this but other times it annoys me. Especially if I am meeting someone and they forget my name or call me something else. Loads of times I have gone to interviews and been called Michelle, one time even Michael which gave the man interviewing a shock when he realised I wasn't a man. 

I actually wonder whether I should get some name badges so no one could actually then get my name wrong. It will be there, on my t-shirt for all to see. 

No, I'm not Samantha, Mandy, Michelle or even Marcus or Michael... I am Michaela... MICHAELA!!!

14 comments:

  1. I'm rubbish at remembering names....lol I get it from my dad he's terrible too...

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  2. Hmm, I am so like the cartoon!! I will remember the face, but the name ???????!!!

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  3. Pam Francis Gregory6 November 2013 21:29

    There are some interesting techniques for remembering names on internet - Certainly helped me!

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  4. *Hands Up*

    I forget peoples names all the time - also forget peoples faces the other half is always look ohh theres so and so and I don't even recognise them its awful :/

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  5. I'm terrible with names especially when I'm introduced to people. I try and make an effort to remember them now.

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  6. im pretty good but them my name is Lowri Earith (was Shimmin) so i'm used to people getting mine wrong

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  7. Had to chuckle! I do that all the time! My memory is defo getting worse with age eek! Scary!

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  8. I can always remember names, trouble is it's sometimes hours later. I've always been the same. Can't blame old age creeping up on me!

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  9. I am terrible at remembering names, but never forget a phone number.

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  10. haha i love these, i deffo need them too im rubbish with names!! then again im on baby number 5 so i blame them! lol

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  11. im not bad at remembering names, I have a terrible memory for things past though

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  12. Ive got a good head for numbers and dates, but I am terrible with names!! Britmums is going to be fun next year lol

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  13. Im good at remembering faces but names I am awful. Most be hereditry as all the woman in my family are the same!

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  14. I'm good at recalling names (I usually run through the alphabet in my mind and it seems to stick at the correct first letter and then I work my way from there) But if I do forget I hate it and am so embarrassed if they know mine!

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