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EarlyBird Portland
01/17/13 12:16 pm

Gonzo - I know you miss her and I find it refreshing that you do.
Wasn't she having some back surgery done?

gonzoboy Arizona
01/17/13 11:59 am

I really do miss @MissMarissa. So fresh and sassy!

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EarlyBird Portland
01/14/13 10:21 am

Just for kicks, I turned SoH off, sat down and wrote all the SoH users (past and present) I could remember.

I impressed myself with 39 names.

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Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
01/13/13 10:15 pm

I laughed so hard at this. . .

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RayX quit
01/13/13 5:31 pm

My name is Ray X but I often get called Rick and I always reply that it is better than prick which I get called less often.

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readhp1008 Hogwarts
01/12/13 8:19 pm

I honestly couldn't tell you the main character's name in the movie I watched last night.

gonzoboy Arizona
01/12/13 5:45 pm

@AnnieM, you're perfect for each other!

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oneopinion Idaho
01/12/13 10:57 am

I'm a teacher so I have to be, 180+ a year.

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AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:38 am

It was much more fun than it probably ought to have been to do that. Especially when I'd manage to guess where they were from based on their accent (with southern accents, Texas accents & English accents I could usually get it down to the city).

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AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:36 am

The kids would usually grin ear to ear and tell me all about their day while the parents stood their with their mouths open trying to figure out how this teenage stranger knew their kids' name & favorite character (those were easy to guess based on age, gender, & what the kid was wearing or holding)

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AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:35 am

Then when they'd come up to the window I'd say "Hey, Katie! Are you having a good time today?"
"How do you know my name?"
"What?! Cinderella called me. She said you were coming here to get a drink. Didn't you see her? She was so excited about getting to see you!"

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AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:35 am

I have an ear for names, not just a memory for them. When I worked at Disney World I'd freak out some parents & delight some kids because while helping someone in line I'd hear a guest 3 people back say to their little kid "Okay, Katie, what do you want to drink?"

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AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:25 am

My husband, on the other hand, gets very frustrated that I haven't memorized his debit card number, our bank account number, any SSN other than my own and so on, but he can never remember birth dates and forgets the names of friends he's known for 15 years.

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AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:25 am

I'm like mtnhome. :) I remember names, favorite colors, birthdates, the pets they have and waaayyy more useless facts than anyone should be able to remember, but when it comes to non-date numbers, forget it.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
01/12/13 12:23 am

Faces, yes. Names? Hell no.

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AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:20 am

I'm fantastic with names and I'd still never be able to keep track of 3 Aidens, 5 Jaydens, 2 Braydens, and a Kaiden. Especially when they're all spelled different and 3 of them are girls & the rest boys. ;)

AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:19 am

I started to go by Annie. My given name is one of those names with 101 different spellings & has a dozen other names that start with the same sound. To top it off my name & several of the sound-alikes were VERY popular for my age-group.
I imagine it'd be much like having an -aiden/-ayden name now.

AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:18 am

Ya know, in elementary school I remember being very upset with the teachers that couldn't get my name right but in middle & high school I cut them a lot more slack. It's a lot easier to remember 25 kids' names than 125 names.
No one ever remembers my name, though. Especially not in school. It's why…

AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:09 am

For example Caligula, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius are usually the first emperors to pop in to my head, but some of the others I may have heard of in history classes, but don't have any recollection of them at all.
In other words: I'm duly impressed. ;)

AnnieM The Island
01/12/13 12:08 am

I can only ever remember the ones that made the biggest contributions to history (good or bad) or the ones I associate with major artistic or architectural feats. …

DSTCLE Cleveland, OH.
01/11/13 10:38 pm

The richer you get, the less you care about other people. Ha!

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TheQuestioner Question Everything.
01/11/13 10:22 pm

I'm really good at remembering names. In fact, sometimes it gets to be awkward because i'll remember someone's name and they wont remember mine.

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FAPmachine Pennsylvania
01/11/13 10:18 pm

I'm terribly gay so I'm pretty bad with names.

EarlyBird Portland
01/11/13 9:54 pm

Hopefully after reading these comments, you'll understand it's not for lack of trying. Some people just aren't good at it.

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EarlyBird Portland
01/11/13 9:52 pm

Pretty amazing gonzo. Remembering numbers is far harder for me than names.

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dflem Arizona
01/11/13 9:42 pm

Terrible. I try to remember attributes with names. Or where someone is from either state or city to remember names

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cagurl23 Northern San Diego
01/11/13 9:17 pm

As a teacher, it's important for me to remember names. Sometimes I am amazed at what I can remember about a student!

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lastjedi Florida, US
01/11/13 9:11 pm

It's weird because anyone I see twice I perfectly remember them. It's gets weird because I live in a smallish city, so I recognize like half the population. No joke.

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iTeach Mos Eisley
01/11/13 8:45 pm

Except for names, dates, and places I have a great memory.

kevi
01/11/13 8:01 pm

I am a property manager and I remember people's jobs not names

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/11/13 7:52 pm

I know names of people I've never even met.

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okcougar
01/11/13 7:10 pm

Thanks.

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tdaddy diversity
01/11/13 6:22 pm

Terrible. I have to ask again, maybe twice, before I "get it." Am I that self-centered? (lol)

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kcam1390
01/11/13 6:22 pm

I help run a company with 500+ people employed. I can remember all the names.... But if Joe quit today and I saw him in 2 years id remember his face but I can't guarantee I'd remember his name.

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LOLdayl Ohio
01/11/13 5:42 pm

Only faces

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Obie
01/11/13 5:33 pm

As a dental hygienist I think that addressing a person by name several times during an appointment makes them feel more comfortable. Also it reinforces face/name for me so I can greet them by name spontaneously at their next visit

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whyimrite
01/11/13 4:36 pm

I am very good at remembering names and I get a little upset when people cant remember mine or other people's

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okcougar
01/11/13 4:26 pm

I get my kids names mixed up all the time.

okcougar
01/11/13 4:25 pm

That's a great idea! Mind if I borrow it?

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mustaches4
01/11/13 3:25 pm

I freak people out all the time because I remember names even if I heard them from a passing conversation...

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mtnhome Utah
01/11/13 3:23 pm

Ha! I remember names and a crazy amount of all kinds of info. Put numbers in there, I can't remember any of it.

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gonzoboy Arizona
01/11/13 3:12 pm

I recall the 16 digit credit card numbers on both my cards, can rattle off all the account numbers from my utilities, remember phone numbers from my youth, and other seemingly useless data. But, I couldn't remember names to save my life. If there's something wrong with me, I've forgotten that too.

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Lumineer
01/11/13 3:11 pm

Typically, yes. But after coming to a new school and trying to learn +150 names, I'm starting to think I'm not!

thekoon TX
01/11/13 3:10 pm

It's weird I pretty much remember every name/face I meet as long as there isn't a reason not to

TheRazzleDazz
01/11/13 2:53 pm

I have photographic memory. Seriously

praetorianus65
01/11/13 2:33 pm

Names and faces - terrible. I have to meet someone at least a handful of times to recall.
My memory for facts and dates is not impaired however.
Sometimes I feel like people who watch chimps in a zoo and think "all chimps look alike".