It occurred to me last night that I don't consider myself very memorable.
I'm not sure why I seem to have this self-esteem issue, but I will actually go out of my way to avoid making eye contact with people I've only met once or twice. I just assume that I remember them and they don't remember me and how odd would it be if I went up and said "HI!" and they were all like "Okay, crazy tall person I don't know."
It's especially weird because of my job. I work in the post office of a very small town and since I have this weird memory for numbers, I remember everyone's address and box number. I can't help it, it's a compulsion! So, not only do I know faces and names, I know addresses and who gets People and who gets ... other magazines.
I see hundreds of people a day and they see me. I constantly get asked where people know me from and then have to explain that I'm the girl that sells them stamps and charges them way too much to get a care package from here to Kelowna in two days.
Still though, I am always shocked when someone remembers my name and I think it makes me look like a bit of an idiot sometimes. Last night, at my soccer game, a gentleman who is very well known in the area, commented on my play and used my name. Instead of taking the compliment and then defending the area of criticism he gave me I said "Wow! You know my name!"
Dork. Dork. Dork.
We're all like this, right? Help me out here.