Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective…use it any way you’d like. Have fun!
Crap their name just doesn’t ring a bell. When you are caught off guard around the corner in the supermarket, restaurant, or just out and about. “Oh hey Lisa, wow you look great.” “What has it been 30 years?” Your mind is stumbling through the Rolodex of faces, and names in your head. You don’t even comment on how they look. It is killing you that you can’t remember their name. You clearly remember things about this person. You have visual memories sitting with them at lunch, but their name just doesn’t ring a bell.
The last thing you are willing or want to admit is, yeah ya know I don’t remember your name. You feel so put on the spot as they keep talking, and you really hear nothing they are saying because you are so caught on not being able to remember their name. Looking for their hello my name is ____ sticker.
Nope not going to get that lucky. Hoping the conversion ends, and using generic statements in reference to anyone’s name, “alright buddy,” “girl you too, take care.” Walking away fast breathing a sigh of relief it is over, and now you obsess on who they are. WHO WAS THAT!
The whole way home racking your brain for their name. Racing in the house to your yearbook looking for their face, and there it is… My gosh I can’t believe their name didn’t even ring a bell, especially with how well I knew them. Realizing that 29 years is a long time ago, and we are all getting old.
Until it happens again, because believe me it will..It has happened all too many times to this girl!