Why doesn’t everyone wear name tags? In small and large gatherings name tags are common. But what about those whose path you cross and it’s an out of context encounter? I know who these people are I just can’t remember their name. It’s always been a problem for me.
On Sunday I put on my name tag and went to church. Over the next couple of hours I kept thinking about name tags and I shared my thoughts with my Sunday School class. At the end of class I told them I was planning on wearing my name tag for a week. Great idea…don’t anonymously go through life…own your name…maybe it would start a conversation…maybe I’ll meet someone new…maybe it will start a trend, everyone will wear one and...
I wore it a couple of hours at work. Then I wore it while golfing until I was on the number 14 tee when I thought “Doh! Just because I’m wearing a name tag doesn’t get me any closer to remembering or knowing other people’s names. I just looked like someone who couldn’t remember her own .”
So, unless I arm myself with name tags to hand out to everyone I think it is best just to accept the fact that I am no closer to solving my memory problem. My name tag is now sitting in my golf bag. I had a horrible drive on 14. And just know the next time I see you, I know you, but I probably won’t remember your name.