The Day Has Come

F@ck ME!

So, for a long time I’ve had the feeling that knowing as many people as I do would get out of hand. I knew I would eventually forget who someone is and where I know them from. That has happened a lot since I turned 30 and having lived in 3 different states and all. 90% of the time they are from the motorcycle scene but I can place them pretty quickly even if I don’t remember their name.

Today was the ultimate though. On the elevator on my way down to lunch I went in with a couple of people. I recognized the voice of one of them. I know him from somewhere, but cannot remember from where. I remember the voice, I remember the face, but I cannot place him at all. Don’t know his name, don’t know exactly if it was from college days, consulting days… NO FREAKING CLUE!

Besides the fact that I feel old, not XO old, but still old… I have the tingling sensation that we would see each other a lot. We work on the same floor and even though it is different departments, I see people from that department all the time.

We did not get a chance to talk but he did recognize me and said, hey we should catch up. F@CK.

He was going to lunch with one of the “stoic Eastern European” people that work here. You cannot read them, they never smile… so I don’t have any way of getting information on what he does for the company.

I have pictures from our graduation and he was not in there, I know each one of the people there… including the guy that we never learned his name but we just called him Jeff.

Getting old sucks. I remember his voice clearly though, so it has to be someone that I spent time with either in class or at work. My brain just simply can’t place him.

The only other good thing is that he could be a friend of a friend or something. WHY CAN’T I REMEMBER?

5 Responses to The Day Has Come

  1. I don’t remember anyone. I forget people’s names as soon as we shake hands and if I don’t see these people again I would have no recollection of who they are, except thinking that I’ve seen them somewhere. My favorite place to work was where everyone had to wear name tags.

  2. It didn’t happen to you until you were 30? Man, count your blessings. I was in the mall once with a boyfriend and some friends that were also friends of my ex’s came up to talk to me. I could remember the girl’s name, but it took an entire conversation for me to remember the guy’s name. I was 19 at the time.

  3. I’ve added a lot of names and faces to my social circle in the last 5 years or so. That’s people I have actually met and claim to kow. Then there are all the people’s names & faces that some of my friends share. It’s a bitch keeping all that shit straight man.

    I finally decided that if it’s been more than a year,I am not on a sweat it.

  4. I don’t remember everyone that’s for sure. I know if I had to name everyone on my second and third job I would probably forget about half. The thing is that most of the time I have no problem placing the face with a place or at least time… this one I cannot and its driving me nuts.

  5. Mystery solved! He switched schools after the first year so we only had a couple of classed together. Seems to be cool enough… I also think I remember where I got the dbag thingy from, and it was not that… it was something else that I cannot discuss here because there was a lot of that during college days.

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