Friday, August 15, 2008
I have a problem remembering people's faces and it has gotten me into a lot of embrassing situations. It doesn't help that I'm nearsighted and refuse to wear my glasses.
Today it happened again. Our department has a new head, MT who assumed office about two weeks ago. My boss brought him around and introduced him to everyone. I saw him just that one time. Today, he came to our office looking for my boss. I said he's still in a meeting. He asked me to tell him to stop by his office when he gets back.
I said," Sure...Mr....."
He said, "Mr. MT".
Me: OHHH...I'm so sorry Sir....
MT: (Smiling) That's alright.
Another time, a head of department also stopped by, KS, looking for my boss. I said he's out who shall I say stopped by. He showed me his ID and I was mortified. He was one of the influential department heads and very well known. Good thing he's a down to earth kinda guy and just laughed it off.
Sometimes there would be people saying hi and calling me by name in the halls or the elevator and I would have no clue who they were. I would just wave and smile back.