I regularly feel as though I am a rather unnoticed individual, and I especially felt so throughout school… I am surprised whenever someone from high school remembers me or even knows my name.
And yet, the other night, I was delightfully* accosted by a gorgeous girl from my high school, who declared that I went to that high school, class of ’08, right?.. no, not ’08…, but I went there, right?
I told her that I had, and we exchanged names, unsure as to how she recognized me so easily, knew my face so well…
She pointed out her husband, who was in school with us, and I told her how that made so much sense, since I had known he looked familiar, when I’d seen him earlier.
Up close, I discovered that he had an amazing tie covered in penguins.
It was a great few minutes of the event.
The funny part, though, was that I had no recollection of her face whatsoever… her name was vaguely familiar, but nothing else.
(And we really didn’t discover anything that would have linked us back in high school, so it made sense that I wouldn’t know her in the first place.)
How totally odd to be on the opposite end of the remembering… for the first time in my life, I wasn’t the person calling out someone who had no idea who I was. 😛
It was weird, and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it – disappointed that I had ‘let her down’ by not remembering her, flattered that I was remembered by someone so distantly connected to me, or something else altogether…
Whatever the case, it was nice to visit the other side and to see how it is on that end for once… perhaps people are as excited when I approach them as I was at the initial encounter with this girl… perhaps so…
*As is in true fashion of graduates from my high school