In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.



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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

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Today, I was standing at a certain bus stop waiting for a bus when this girl inside a car called out my name, S____. I looked inside and she asked me where I'm going and I told her, home. Then I went inside and sat next to a couple of other girls in the back. I looked at the driver and was wondering who she is and how she knows me. We spoke a bit about yom tov and other things and I was debating in my mind whether I should ask her what her name is. You know how it is when you don't want people to know that you forgot, but you're really curious. After awhile, I finally said, what's your name. But the girl next to me thought I was talking to her and said her name instead. No problem, I'll just ask the driver again. But wait, I don't want to sound like I'm asking everyone. And so I stayed curious. I did have an idea of who it might be, but later I remembered that the person I'm thinking of is in seminary and probrably stayed there for yom tov. Anyhow, it was nice to get a lift.

8 comments:

kasamba said...

I can relate- I never remember peoples names!

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I know the feeling nice you got a ride.

Lvnsm27 said...

Kas, :)

Social, yeah it is. Especially when there's traffic.

Sara with NO H said...

My trick is always asking the person, how do you spell your name?

Jessica said...

oy, i HATE it when that happens. i agree with sara, i always try to sneak it into the conversation so they'll have to say their name themselves...

Lvnsm27 said...

That might work, thanks

Karl said...

I never remember names (but do remember faces).
Best way is to ask them how they spell their last name again (or something like that), but it can be risky when they say S. M. I. T. H.
;)

Lvnsm27 said...

That's true