"Ashley says hi. And she says she wants a pair of your earrings."
Um, okay. It was before class when a boy approached me with this. Ashley? A common enough name. I didn't recall the girl.
"You don't know her," the boy accused. I admitted I didn't. He thought that quite funny, and we moved on.
Two days later I was at the continuation high school. At snack a girl accosted me.
"You don't know me, huh?"
I recognized her, but I wouldn't have recalled her name if not for the interaction with the boy. I'm sure she's a very nice girl, but our interactions have not been such that make her memorable to me.
I stammered something out about how the boy hadn't mentioned she was at a different school. I left out that considering how many different students I see, I don't remember every one.
I guess I'm supposed to, though. Remember every one, that is. I really need to work on my facial/name recall.