In a Word

Posted on | December 14, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
I don’t have a great memory for remembering peopleif I only met them at a big party or something.  Sometimes when I introduce myself to someone, they say “We met before at so-and-so’s party.” And I will apologize for not remembering. Unless, of course, I didn’t go to so-and-so’s party and I will say they must be mistaken. But the other night at a party, I introduced myself to someone and she said “Oh no, we met at my husband’s memorial service last May.”  I didn’t know what to say because I did not know her husband and I definitely did not attend his memorial service.  So I just smiled and apologized.  It seemed rude under these circumstances to correct the widow but I was still lying.  Was I wrong to do what I did?

Dear Maddy:


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