Are you one of those people who remembers someones name after only meeting them once? If so, you are amazing! It is not an easy thing to do.
For me, it is sometimes difficult to remember names. My Notes section of my iPhone X is filled with names of people I come into contact with. I even have the guy who works at the Dog Food Shop where we buys food for our two golden retrievers every 8 weeks. It feels good to walk in and say Hi Nate, how are you today?
I like to think that my name is rather unique. I have not met many Belinda's along the way and I would think that would help people to remember my name. Not so much!
The worst thing ever is when people reply to an email from me where I have my signature block with my name clear as day and they address me as "Brenda".
I see that and wonder just how hard it can possibly be to actually read my name and reply appropriately. I don't let them off the hook though. No way.
I usually reply with "First, let me point out that my name is Belinda and not Brenda".
Maybe I should reply with "Thanks Joe Blow" or some other name other than theirs but then I would be as ridiculous as them.
Instead, I will keep playing the game.
I guess it could be worse.
Originally, my mom was going to name me Dorothy. I can't imagine going through life as DOT. She was watching a movie called "Johnny Belinda" when she went into labor and hence the name. Not "Johnny Brenda".