Did you know that some people don’t take kindly to mental lapses? I was talking to a woman I met through running last night, and had a momentary brain fart and confused her with another woman at running (there are a lot there). I recognized my error, apologized, and was told not to worry about it (uh-oh). Forty-five seconds later she let me know she was tired from a long day, and had to go (riiiight). Five minutes later I got an e-mail telling me not to bother calling her back or talking to her (surprise!).
I admit it, I got confused for a sec, it happens a lot with me. I was mortified when I realized my gaffe, and said so. I found the reaction pretty funny, though. If that’s all it takes to get crossed off a list, I think I will stick to beer and videogames. I mean, it was the first time I had ever talked to this person outside a “you still breathing?” question while running.
I’ll be sure to keep a notepad on me and by the phone… oh wait, no I won’t.