Sunday, November 21, 2010

I hate it when this happens

  Oh how I hate it when this happens.   Today I had a list (in my head) of things I needed to pick up at Walmart.  I grabbed the cart and headed for my first destination - a cheapy rug for the porch.  The tiles get very slippery with the snow tracked in from outside and I don't need anybody falling.  Plus it keeps Millie's little toesie's from freezing in the winter.

Anyway, I head down this aisle and I hear someone coming behind me talking.  I keep walking.  Then I hear "Kim, is that you?"   So I turn around and this woman is talking away "Oh I thought it was you, how are you, blah blah blah......"   

Oh Crap - I have absolutely no idea who this is.  She is calling me by name and yapping away and I am at a total loss.  Could she have mistaken me for another Kim??  So I am standing there with a phony smile on my face, plus a combination of confusion, embarrassment, and just plain old HUH??   My little brain is spinning ---- THINK YOU MORON......who the heck is this??

After what felt like an eternity but was probably only a minute she caught on to the look on my face.  She says "Its Helen".   OMG  its Helen!  We went to the same university (25 years ago) and she married a friend of mine.  His parents still live here and she and Steve used to visit us occasionally, but not for several years.   Last time I saw her she had long hair and now it was short short.  Thank God because that was the excuse I used for not recognizing her! 

Has this ever happened to you??  It is so embarrassing.   So after all that I was so kerfuffled I bought the wrong size rug PLUS I couldn't remember any of the other things I needed.  I came home with the wrong rug and toilet paper - thats all.    Duh!

But I did get a tiny bit of hooking done.  If I don't get going I will still be finishing this Angel next Christmas!  Remember, I wasn't happy with the border colors?  So the first colors are on the right and the new colors (more mottled) are on the left.
 I like it better, but I'm still not thrilled.  However at this point I'm just going to finish it and learn to like it.  Once I start fussing around with the colors I start to get frustrated and lose interest in the rug.  I'm very close to that point.

Hope you all had a great weekend.


  1. Hi Kim,
    Yes, I've had the 'who the heck is she' moments. Usually people I worked with at the hospital 20 years ago. It's totally embarrasing! Could I plead Senior Moment???

    I like the more mottled colors to the left, especially the blues and greens.

  2. Oh yeah, I totally hate when that happens! Karmen

  3. I am the same way, and I have fought for years to keep doing the project, in years past I just stopped, now I make myself finish it no matter what.
    That is a funny story, Yes, more often than not if I do run into someone I will forget everything I went for, I really, really hate not knowing someone like that. One of my brothers friends who used to stay at our house as much as we did, I ran into and I had no clue who he was, but he wouldn't tell me who he was, he just kept laughing because I just didn't know.
    I finally got my brother to tell me but I never did recognize him. Maybe because he was a punky little kid and he turned into a nice looking man. Who knows. :) funny story though.

  4. Kim ~
    Kerfuffled. I like that word!
    I am TERRIBLE with names AND faces so I know exactly where you are coming from. It can be embarrasing.
    I do like the mottled colors better.
    Hugs :)

  5. Kim, it makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one that this happens to. Several years ago I was in Moncton at a Milk Marketing Board AGM and this tall handsome guy came over to me and gave me a big hug and kissed me on the cheek. I said," Hey, wait a minute, I don't know you" He said, "Yes you do" I said, "No, I don't know you" "I'm your cousin Danny. "I said " OMG. how embarrassing". Then I recognized him and hugged him back. He was the interpreter for the convention. JB

  6. Kim, it happens to me all the time too. I have a good memory, but it is short and getting shorter!

  7. Oh Kim, funny, I can relate, but at my age it's getting harder to remember the ones you see more often.
    I like to more mottled colors also. I know what you are talking about, I have been messing around with Melvin the sheep like forever.

  8. Has this ever happened to you?? Yes! More time than I care to remember! :-)