So when I worked in retail, I would often help a customer take a quick walk around the store and come back looking at the customer and wonder if I had already spoken to them.
In my current role I have to go to conferences and people will come up to say hi to me. They remember me from before and I may as well be meeting a stranger. That said if I can be triggered on an event I can remember. “We spoke about X”, or “You helped me with Y”.
I’ve learned many ways to ‘fake’ it and go along until I get something that triggers me on who this person is; or sometimes just avoid using their name because I can’t remember it. Other times I go through entire conversations with the person thinking I remember who they are when I don’t. It’s a reactive coping mechanism.
I just wonder… am I alone in this? Can anybody relate?