Awkward! – No name

It’s your first day of a new job. It’s going well. You’ve been introduced to so many people that no one expects you to remember all those names yet. That’s OK. You’ll get to know them in time.

After the first week, you know a lot of names already. There are some you can’t remember, but that’s fine.

After the second week, you know nearly everyone’s names.

After a month, you’re completely sorted for names. Except for one person. You see them almost every day but you’ve forgotten their name. You’re hoping that someone else will call the person out loud, allowing you to be reminded of the name.

After two months, you can’t even ask anyone. It would be too embarrassing. You’re now avoiding any tasks which involve using that person’s name. It’s getting rather awkward.

Three months have gone by and you still don’t know their name. Much too late to ask now.

One year on, and you’re leaving the job. There’s a ‘sorry you’re leaving’ card from your colleagues, which they’ve all signed. Finally, finally, you know that person’s name. It’s the same as yours.

17 thoughts on “Awkward! – No name”

    1. Many thanks for your comment πŸ™‚
      I think that was the last in my ‘awkward’ series but never fear, there will be more amusing stuff on the way πŸ˜‰

    1. It’s all right if you can get away with not needing to use someone’s name πŸ™‚
      True story: I did a work placement where there were twins and no one told me. So I just thought I was talking to the same person all the time except that she kept changing her makeup throughout the day!

        1. I think I found out later that day, when I saw them both at the same time and the penny dropped! LOL

  1. This reminds me of that Friends episode where Chandler doesn’t correct that guy at work about his name and stops his promotion. Lol

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