I used to incessantly tease my Yiayia Katina (grandmother) because she would call people by the wrong name.
For example, when she would ask me do to something she'd go through all of her grandchildren and or children's names before she got to the right one.
"Will you bring me the feta cheese Criseyda, Cathi, Paulette, Joanna, ALEXA?"
It wasn't necessary an old age thing though, because she did it for as long as I can remember even in her 70's.
Wait, is 70 old?
Anyways, I would always give her crap about it playfully and she would tell me that sometimes it just took her awhile to get to the right name.
Well I think there's a little bit of my Yiayia in me because recently I've been having THE WORST time remembering names.
I never forget a face, or a conversation even, but your name? It's like there's a big black line crossing out that piece of information.
I could list the last time I saw you, what we chatted about, where you work, who you're dating but my head can't remember if you're name is David, Dan, Jeff, or Mark.
It's gotten embarrassing recently when I'm in a social situation and I know the person on a more than acquaintance level and I just completely blank on their name.
Anyone else have this problem?
It's because I'm 30 now isn't it?
Wrinkles and memory lapses, lovely.