I tend to forget names a lot, but I am able to place where i Know people from. I tend to remember oh that’s the person from xyz, but i never remember their name. Is there a way to counter this without looking out rightly stupid? I saw the picture below on Instagram and i was thinking that could have been me. Does this happen to anyone else or I am just getting old? I am confused if I am in a league of my own or not. Please help me if you have any memory tricks that work. If I remember the name, i hardly remember the face – Maybe I am a closet racist – all Nigerian’s look alike? Or my mom has seeped into my subconscious with all her “Mr. Ade-something’s”. When my mom cannot remember a name, she struggles and then says “Oh the man from church, Mr. Ade-something or Olu-something” – Like isn’t that half of the Yoruba population? And my mom cannot say Bayelsa she says “Balelsa” and Suya is “sewer”. Lol.
I am becoming increasingly embarrassed as people that i even went to primary school with see me and remember me, and i can be there stuttering and looking like a fool. I mean I know i can switch it to “Hi Love” and stuff, but that makes me feel like a fraud; a Lagos buttered fraud. How do you work around people who’s names you cant remember?