I had a funny, embarrassing experience yesterday. Most people would be too mortified to talk admit it, but I’m not most people, and I’m not too proud to tell you when I’ve done something stupid. Besides, I’m too old to care. LOL
I had some vision difficulty during lunch yesterday and couldn’t quite “find” a cup I was trying to pick up for one of my students. A member of the cafeteria staff commented about it and I told her about my eye, and we yakked a bit and I told her that my son was picking me up on his way home from work. She asked where I live, I told her, and there was a look on her face I can’t even describe accurately- shock, amusement, disbelief. She grinned and said, “I grew up in Caddo!” I asked her maiden name, she asked mine, and we stood there laughing as we realized we had been friends in high school!!! She was one grade below me and I know all of her family. We “hung out” together! How in the world could we work together for months and months without recognizing each other? Okay, I’m avoiding the whole senility thing and my excuse is that we are both fatter, older, and have different names. I was also in a different state for twenty years and she had no idea what happened to me. But it was still embarrassing- first of all, to think I’ve changed THAT much, and second, to realize this is the second person on our staff that I’ve failed to recognize. I think I mentioned earlier that our former neighbor, my daughter’s childhood friend, works on our campus.
Ok, Monday morning I’m taking roll and I’m going to ask each staff member where they graduated!! LOL Bye the way, Linda and I are bringing our high school photos to school so everyone can understand WHY we didn’t recognize each other.
Seriously…old and changed.