Battling Brain Fog means calling most people “Hey”

I used to be pretty good at memorizing people’s names, but since recovering from my illness a few years ago it is difficult for me to recall names quickly, even of people I know really well.  For example, I bumped into a dear family friend in the stairwell of the gym and called her by her daughter’s name then called her husband a completely different name.  The problem isn’t knowing who these people are, are recalling their names later – it is the bump-and-greet scenarios, and this includes work.  So I’ve taken to saying, “Hey there!” to people I bump into.  Of course, I get the comment “Hey is for horses” and some people I am sure are offended I don’t immediately call them by their first name, but what can I do?  I am battling a chronic illness that includes brain fog, and unfortuantely names are a casualty along the way.  If anyone has an issue with it, that’s okay – we’ll all survive, and I know — and true friends know – that I am doing the best I possibly can 🙂

Battling Brain Fog means calling most people “Hey”