written by owen on 2004-Nov-01.
Ever since the instant message blocking incident and calculus I have been re-evaluating my relations with people, women and relatives I have not talked to in a year or 3. What's in a name? People will often notice that I never ask them their name. Usually I'll ask a girl's age because that is valuable information. A name on the other hand is as significant as random number between 10 and 30 f(x). Plus I usually cannot remember it because I probably know 3 or 4 other people with the same name. Even if I think she is hot like a mid summer day's noon. I don't want to blurt out a wrong name at the wrong time.
Inability to remember names doesn't affect my daily living much because most people hang around you all the time and all you have to do tap them on the shoulder. Few notice that I never refer to them by name or the way I stare at them when I want their attention. In most cases I will invent a nickname, which usually puts everything back into perspective. Some people take their name very seriously and become very upset when they realise that you have not remembered their name. Nicknames are chosen carefully requiring the least amount of thought for maximum effect.
Names never really mattered much to me. I do not want to sound cliche or anything but it's what inside that counts - really and I am not making this up so I can get my self out of trouble either. So if you reading this then you know I know your name so do not try and test me out the next time you see me because I will know you read it here.