Thursday, August 14, 2008


Have you ever been in one of those situations where someone comes up to you and they know you, but you can't remember them?

It's a little awkward, huh? I mean we've probably all been there but it's usually not that bad.

Tonight I went to Chili's with my friends Jesse and Briana. The waitress came up, took our drink order and walked away. We were hanging out, talking about superheroes and movies and hair color and all sort of random things. We started am imprompu game of Tic-Tac-Toe and then Hangman and our waitress returns for our meal orders. She takes Briana's order, then Jesse's and they're both kind of doing their own thing since they've already ordered - and then the waitress says "and what would you like, Ariel?"

I order my food but I'm thinking "Umm ....what did you just say? How on earth did you know my name?"

I keep looking at her, trying to figure it out, and neither Jesse or Briana know who she is. She is NOT AT ALL familiar to me - I just have no idea who she is and how we know each other.

She comes back a few times to refill the drinks, give us the appetizer, etc. and I finally decided to ask her what her name is. She says "I'm Stephanie ...from church."

Then it hits me - we used to be in the youth group together at Del Sol Church years ago in high school. I haven't seen her in at least 6 years, probably more like 7 - and she remembered my name.

To say I was embarassed and that it was extremely awkward would be an understatement. The whole rest of the night I could barely look at her, I felt so bad.

And that was my adventure for tonight. And I have no idea what the moral of the story is, either. =)


iSax said...

Hmmmmm good story A!

Ariel said...

Ha, way to go reading a blog from 2 years ago!