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Excuse me, I don't think we've met....

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

I went to a retirement luncheon yesterday and ended up sitting next to a colleague I've worked several projects with over the years...not closely, but we did work together. Even though I had acknowledged him when he sat down late at the luncheon, about half way through he turned to me and said, "Excuse me, I don't think we've met." At first I was annoyed and pointed out our past. Then, seeing his embarrassment, and realizing we hadn't worked together in the last year, I continued with, "But I was much heavier then." Left feeling much better!
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  • SHARON10002
    I'm waiting too . . .
    2165 days ago
    HAHA! i want this to happen to me! Great story and sharing it helps me remember that it's out there for me if i WORK ON IT! Thanks! Nanci emoticon
    2171 days ago
    He he. I love this feeling!!!! CONGRATS!!
    2174 days ago
    That's emoticon I have a funny story to share about not being recognized. I was looking through pics on my blackberry and came across someone sitting in my living room chair. I didn't remember taking it and didn't know who it was. Imagine my surprise when Meghan said, "Mom that's YOU, I took it when you fell asleep the other night" LOL, that was the 1st time I really realized I had lost weight, but I had to see it in a picture to really believe it. And to my defense, it was sort of dark in the picture and I simply didn't expect to have a pic of myself in my own camera like that. BUT still, that was a pivotal day for me as even though I knew I weighed less, wore smaller clothes, etc., *I* didn't really see what I looked like until that moment. Then you couldn't keep me away from the camera, LOL.
    2174 days ago
    That's so great!!! Sounds like you might have to get used to stuff like that. :) I had someone tell me I look like Helen Hunt a couple of weeks ago. First time I've heard that in about 50 pounds!!!! (20 more to go). :-D
    2174 days ago
    That's really funny.
    2174 days ago
    2174 days ago
    I really wait for a day like that.
    2174 days ago
    I empathize with the poor guy -- I have a terrible memory for names AND faces, which was especially embarrassing when I worked in retail and had trouble remembering my regular customers. emoticon

    You recovered nicely, and I'm glad you chose to take it as a compliment that you've lost so much weight since the last time he saw you that you've become unrecognizable! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2175 days ago
    What a huge compliment. Of course you look extremely different and for someone who hasn't seen you in months there is a chance that they won't recognize you. As you realized, he meant no harm.
    I know it must feel a bit strange but I hope you are feeling real good about this interaction. You have gone through a major transformation and it shows.
    Good on you!!! (Did I get that right?) emoticon
    2175 days ago
    Nice recovery! ;) Socially and mentally!
    2175 days ago
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