Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Thought For The Day


thought for the day

''... all my life I've been terrible at remembering people's names. I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive.''

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  1. Are you sure it wasn't Peanuts?

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  2. Is she still a friend? X

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    1. Ask Tallulah Bankhead, it's her quote, but I did like it

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  3. Were you shaken? Was she stirred?

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  4. Haha ... that is brilliant :-)

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    1. Not her best quote they were usually all about sex

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  5. A true LOL! Thanks, John!

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  6. Only good girls keep diaries x

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  7. It is very embarrassing and happening to me regularly now.A while ago I called a acquaintance,another dog walker, by another ladies name that she was not fond of at all-she corrected me quite irritatingly x

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    1. Try this for size, Flis. Only yesterday did I learn (through a third party) that I have been calling someone Ian for years and years and years when his name is Rob. Do I feel robbed? Of my dignity? No. Shame on Rob that he never told me that he isn't an Ian. Though he does look like one.

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    2. Could be worse. I can only remember the dog's names.

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    3. Ursula,thanks for that.I should think more like you do as being a bit mouselike does me no favours x CharlotteP I usually greet people and their dogs with the dogs names also.If I can't remember their name - it's " hello lovely ,sweetie,or darling" x

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    4. I chuckled at that Ursula. My hubby calls everyone Steve unless they tell him otherwise

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  8. At least you didn't introduce her as Popeye. I can see the funny side of calling her Martini.

    On the volunteers' rota emailed out for the charity shop I once wrote down Pasty for Patsy.

    We did giggle especially when Patsy told me she one worked on the pastry department of a grocery store !

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  9. Ah but what a way of remembering her. Touch of class and glass there I think. We had a neighbour who because of a high pitched voice when she spoke was referred to within the family only as "Squeaky Sue"; the times we nearly called her that in person was a very near miss on several occasions. One of the most loveliest people ever and an interesting and unique way of denoting friends. Some names are best not shared though xx

    Pattypan

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    1. I love nicknames....they are a particularly Welsh phenomenon

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  10. My mother was an " Olive" and hated it all her life. Her lifelong best friend had the same name, both born in 1920 - many little girls named after WW1 because of the olive branch of peace. The war to end all wars- supposedly!
    Mother was most surprised when Olivia became a popular name more recently, but she didn't like that either!

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  11. That is a word association if ever there was one!

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    1. I love it, check out Miss bankheads other quotes they will make u blush

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  12. I think I'd rather be called Martini than Olive. It's prettier :) I was selling Avon awhile back. I was going door to door. I was so shy and nervous that I introduced myself as "Anita". I didn't know any Anitas at the time. It doesn't even sound remotely like my name, Donna. I don't sell stuff anymore.

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    1. Martini
      "Any where any place any how" went the 1970s adverts

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  13. Hahaha, my first thought was he needs to use word association then I read the post again and realised that is exactly what you did do, except you turned it round a bit! Nice one! :D

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  14. Did she have a boyfriend called Popeye The Sailorman?

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    1. Barbara Anne5:02 am

      No, that was Olive Oil. :)

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    2. 'OYL' I think it was, B.A., but what's the odd 'Y' between chums? - if I may be so bold. ;-)

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  15. Names are an issue for me too, but I don't think as quickly on my feet. Voices I remember, names escape.

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  16. Two lines of happy. Made me giggle.
    parsnip

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    1. I'm not responsible Tallulah Bankhead is

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  17. I have the same problem, though I usually get the first letter correct.

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    1. Thank Tallulah Bankhead for the quote

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  18. As I get old, don't think me senile because I can't remember names, I never could remember names.

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  19. I struggle similarly but have a simple system: I call everybody "there", as in just greeting them with "Hello there". The only person who gets offended when subjected to my system is my wife (whatever her name is).

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  20. Today I replied to an important email starting 'Dear Kirsty.' Her SURNAME was Kristy *sighs*

    I also resort to calling people sweetie. Very useful when former pupils meet me in the supermarket!!

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  21. I'm so bad at remembering names John that I can't even make a mistake work.

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  22. If only I was bad remembering names... I can't remember faces either. I also have difficulties (sometimes) to even remember if i was talking to a male or a female... I'm somewhat faceblind, and other things (like gender or name) are not important to me. But it is not that people are not important, because I have troubles to remember my childrens names, my co-workers' names, names of my relatives etc.
    I do remember cars, though. And dogs.

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