Last night, H and I went to the pub to meet up with a couple old friends who are visiting LA. Two girls joined us.
"Hi, I'm Alice," one said. I immediately thought "Go Ask Alice."
"And I'm Gabby," the other said. As we shook hands, I mentally renamed her Gabby Smith, a girl I went to high school with.
As we conversed, I never had to do that awful, "I'm sorry, I forgot your name. What was it again?" Instead, I thought "Go Ask Alice" and "Gabby Smith" every time I needed to refer to them by name.
Making memory links to retain first names is a little trick I use. What little tricks do you use in social situations?
3 years ago