My problem with memory is that I remember lots of weird stuff.
I was walking across the street yeserday and I waved and said hello to someone who I recognized. The problem was that I didn’t remember their name and they clearly did not recognize me. It turns out that we knew each other through a mutual friend and had only met twice. The last time being over 2 years ago. This happens more that I realize.
Other instances of this would be when I saw someone I recognized from 5 years earlier in a record store and he had become an alcoholic. Not sure that even if he had his memory he would have remembered. How about when I had become friendly with a girl who worked at a music store and then saw her a few years later. She looked at me just like everybody looked at Jimmy Stewart from “It’s a wonderful life”. Maybe one day someone will just sock me in the jaw.
Nick the bartender: Hey look, mister – we serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don’t need any characters around to give the joint “atmosphere”. Is that clear, or do I have to slip you my left for a convincer?