It Pays to Remember Names and Faces

Two men approached each other on the street with a look of recognition in their eyes. One said to the other, "Now wait a minute, don't tell me, I know I know you, but I'm not sure of where we met. Let me see if I can think of your name. I've got it! We met in Miami Beach two years ago."

"No, I've never been to Miami Beach."

"Hold it, don't tell me—oh, yes, it was on the boardwalk of Atlantic City that we met."

"Sorry, I've never visited Atlantic City."

"I've got it now! Chicago in 1953!"

"Nope, I was not in Chicago in 1953."

"Well, I know we've met, where do I know you from?"

"Idiot! I'm your brother!!"

"OH, I know your face, but I just can't remember your name!"

Although I doubt if any of you are as bad as the fellow in the anecdote, how often have you been embarrassed because you had to say this? I'm sure it has happened to you many times. If I were to take a poll as to why most people want to take my memory course, I think it would show that at least 80% want to because they can't seem to be able to remember names and faces.

Usually, of course, it is the name that has been forgotten,

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