(For the record these are all fake names)
My sister told me “Oh, by the way, Sally said she likes you.”
So I think to myself “I don’t know anyone at work called Sally” so I ask her “Who’s Sally again?”
Sister describes her as “She’s one of the managers, and goth.”
So I think back to the goth lady at work I’ve spoken to a couple times and said “Oh, I know her. But I thought her name was Kate, whoops!”
“No, not Kate. Though I’ve spoken to her once, and she’s also kinda goth.”
A bit of back and forth later, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two different goth ladies who work at the bar, but I’ve only seen them one at a time. So now I’ve been talking to these two different people without realising they were different people. I can only picture the one person! How are there two of them!
I’m just very confused. I think this is worse than the time I entered the kitchen and both Adam and Peter were working. At least I knew both Adam and Peter were people who existed and was only struggling to figure out who was who! I didn’t even know a person named Sally worked here until today!
Kate will be working during my shift on Friday. But I won’t have a shift at the same time as this Sally until the 28th. Though I’m not even sure I’d see either of them during said shifts. I’m already being creepy about this, aren’t I? But now it’s going to be weird talking to either of them since I won’t know who I’m talking to. But technically I didn’t know before either and was talking just fine.
I’m just frustrated at my own lack of observational powers.
(Actually, I have (many) worse example(s) of that. During my first month or so I got drinks from the bar and the bar lady asked me to relay a message. I came back up to the kitchen and got: “And who was it you spoke to?” “I’m not sure” “Was it Lily?” “I don’t know her name…” “What did she look like?” “I think she had dark hair?” “Was she black?” And I could not remember whether or not she was. I had just spoken to this lady, and the only thing I could remember about her physical appearance was that her hair was “dark.” At least I know her enough to identify her now.)
I’m just going to have to try my best to not be weird about this next time I’m in.