I have very bad memory, especially when it comes to remembering people’s names or even the person themselves. A lot of the times, I meet someone whom I’ve had contact with in the past, that person would be like “Hi Along. How are you? How’s the kids…bla..bla..bla. And I’ll be standing there with a stupid grin on my face, thinking “where do I know you from? Please say your name!”
The same thing happened again this morning. I was lining up at the IRC counter downstairs when one of the personnel asked me “excuse me, did you used to do A-levels at *****”? I looked up at the person and smiled, why, yes, I did used to study there. The guy smiled back and said, yeah, I thought I recognized you…how’s ayam?
Note: Ayam used to be En Rashid’s nick back in school. Don’t ask me how he got it. Friends from his school/uni days still call him that. Never fails to make me laugh.
I looked at the guy again and racked my brain, searching for some indication that I knew him. Alas, I could not place him anywhere in my past. Best thing was, he mentioned some of my other friends and how they had all stayed in touch via FB.
I told Liza about the guy and she said, yeah…I don’t really remember him either but we stay in touch once in awhile. Over FB. Hmmm…