Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Funny Thing Happened at Work

I was at a TV station, interviewing a big star, when another big star passed by. She exchanged pleasantries with my interview subject before tapping me on the shoulder, giving me a big smile, and kissing me on the cheek--she seemed so happy to see me. This was made surprising by the fact that we had never met each other before that!

This leads me to believe that 1) big stars normally just say hi to all people, in case they had met them before (a snub--especially of a member of the press--might get rumor mills churning, I suppose), and 2) this particular big star must be a terrific actress. She seemed genuinely pleased to see me!

She didn't stick around long enough for us to have a conversation, so it was just a funny incident. But in other cases, it's downright awkward. I have a very bad memory when it comes to people's names and faces, so this happens a lot. (My husband remembers my college batchmates better than I do--and he's from an older batch!) What do you do when you run into someone you supposedly know but can't for the life of you even remember? I know, I'm terrible.:s

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  1. hmmm this is sweet of her. it's a little bit out of the blue though isn't it? i'm glad that even though you guys have never met before, that she's still nice to you :]

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  2. Ask my husband. He has the same I-seem-to-know-you-but-I-can't-remember-na disease. Haha. What we do? (Yes, I have to play along!) Smile & nod at the appropriate times & pray they won't notice he has no idea who they are. Hahaha

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    1. I generally do that too, but my face is so transparent that I worry the other person is on to me. Haha

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  3. I always just say, "Oh, how are you na?" I just let her talk and I make sure I don't have to say her name. Ganyan din kasi ako. Super bad with faces, sobra! Sometimes nga I meet people sa grocery and they're smiling at me, "Hi Doc!" and I just smile, kasi it takes me awhile to remember who they are... Hehe!

    Di kaya she thought you were someone else? That would've been funny!

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    1. Nope, I really think it's a press thing.:p

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  4. I know someone who chatted up John Lloyd because she thought he was her John Lloyd lookalike classmate. Apparently John Lloyd didn't even flinch and was friendly. I think the 2 reasons you mentioned above are true. :P

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Oh, so sweet of you to drop a line!:)