Twice recently I’ve been talking to people who I’ve met on several different occasions and both times it’s been very obvious that they have no recollection of ever meeting me before. I understand it happens to all of us on occasion, but with this one lady we were talking and I said something along the lines of “it’s good to see you again” to which she responds “no we’ve never met before.” Umm, did we not have a ten minute conversation the other month?
At my church I’ve been attending the young adult group for about a year now. It’s a pretty small group so even you haven’t formally met everyone, you know their faces. A few weeks ago, one of the regular attenders introduced himself to me as if I was a newcomer. This guy was actually the very first person I met when I started attending the church a year ago so I knew his name. I mean, I know I’m no Angelina Jolie but c’mon, had he really never noticed me in the pew week after week?
If there’s a remote possibility that I may have met someone before I always say “it’s good to see you” as opposed to “it’s good to meet you” so as to not offend them.