Here’s another story from my college days. I was happy to be attending a concert put on by our small Bible college with a very nice guy named John. I always thought dressing up and going to something special once in a while was great fun, but I wasn’t brave enough to go to these functions by myself.
During the intermission we were milling around the lobby of the church where the concert was being held when a guy (I’ll call him Bob) walked up and began talking to my date. Realizing that he should introduce us, John turned to his friend and said, “Oh, this is Bob. Bob this is . . . ” he looked at me with this shocked expression, turned bright red, and finally said, “Don’t tell me. I know this!” He had forgotten my name! I thought it was hilarious. In fact, I think everyone that was within ear shot was pretty much doubled over in laughter. He apologized over and over. It really didn’t bother me at all. I felt bad for him, but it was quite funny.
Years later just shortly after I was married, we were swapping funny stories over dinner with my in-laws and extended family. I was telling this story about my date. When I came to the part about the friend of my date, I couldn’t remember his name, so I said, “Oh, he had some old plain name like . . . ‘Bob!’” Uh, my father-in-law’s name is Bob!
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How funny that he forgot your name. He must’ve been mortified!
That is so funny 🙂 Especially your father in law!!
Chad Thomas Johnston says
And my dad’s name is Bob too! Ha! 🙂 Love it.
Elizabeth Grimes says
Lots of feet in mouths. Lol. Very funny. 🙂
Sounds like you have recurring bouts of foot in mouth disease. But that’s okay because at least it keeps us entertained!
So funny! I’m no good with names either and I stick my foot in my mouth quite regularly. Luckily, my bad memory also helps me to forget those uncomfortable situations. 🙂
I’m amazed you can remember the details of what happened in your college days so well — my memory, not so good.
h. rae says
Too much fun! I love moments you can look back on and laugh! I’m sure your father-in-law still loves you too! 🙂
Ha ha, I would totally do that too, I am AWFUL with names 🙂
Susan Evans says
That’s so funny that you forgot his name, too. Your poor father-in-law has a very boring name apparently…
Oh, how funny! Did your FIL laugh, or was he kind of miffed?
The Messy Mom says
You are hilarious! I love reading your stories, and to know I am not the only one who does this kid of stuff.
Ha that is very funny. My friend was sitting at our dinner table when we were about 15 or 16 and made the comment “Who would name their kid George? Like from mice and men, OH Duh George, dumb name” she laughed. My father whose name is George was not as amused as the rest of us!!
Kim Stuff could be worse says
I love life’s funny stories! You tell them well!
I’ve heard this story … from John! (I’m not sure he was ever over the embarrassment.) Did you know that he set me and my husband up on our first date, and we then set him up with the girl who became his wife? Fun how the Lord weaves our lives together!
Skyler Ashley says
Hehe. My dad’s name is Bob too! xD He hates that we always tease him about it. lol
Haha! I would have crawled into a hole if I was your date. Glad you could laugh! And then it was finally your turn to be embarrassed years later? Um… were you? I love the way you just shrug everything off!
That is funny! I think this is why my Hubby calls me “Babe” or “Love” a lot. Because he is horrible with names. I swear he’s forgetting mine.
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
I love hearing stories of other people’s awkward moments. 😉 Everyone has had at least once, so there’s always something funny to share. Thanks for sharing, um…Bob? 😉 😉 😉