A friend from my old church came into the office yesterday and was talking to my boss. This friend totally looked at me, stared for a few seconds and then looked away. The whole time he's looking at me, I'm walking toward him, smiling like a Cheshire Cat, all toothy and goofy looking, and he just looks away. I'm like, what's up with that? I gave him my best, I know you, friend smile and he looked right past me. He had absolutely no recollection in his expression at all. He did not recognize me!!!
I just saw him and his wife about 6 months and 30 plus pounds ago, while I was shopping. We chatted for quite a while, so I know he could not have forgotten me. Plus I've known him for years!! Have I really changed that much?!? So weird!!
Anyway, after I realized that he was not going to acknowledge me, I felt all awkward, so I diverted my direction so I would not have to approach him. He was probably relieved and wondering, who's the nut case with the goofy smile ~ what's up with her? I was so embarrassed!!
I was surprised that this has happened already. It's amazing what a 50 pound weight loss can do for a person. I am sure that this is going to happen again, as most of my friends and acquaintances, except for family, close friends and coworkers, have seen me this small!! I have to be ready and "willing" to show off the new me!!! What an exciting new experience!!!
I'm a different me!!!
Has this ever happened to you? I would love to hear about it!!