Have you been in the middle of those situations where you go with your parents to visit someone who is referred as a person that you met but you have no memories of them?
This happened to me this week, when I went with my mom to visit her doctor. Mom said she treated me when I got the chicken pox, but I don’t remember that month because of a blurr and my English books full of to-do homeworks listed by my teacher for a month…and that was only when I was in the 1st year of elementary school.
Still, with all her explanations, I can’t remember any of her treating me.
We sat down and mom and the Mrs. Doctor started talking about the current life situation and all that stuff serious grown ups talk about, she then proceeded to ask me how I was in school and looked rather surprised when told I was in college, because according to her (and to most of people) I don’t look like I’m 20.
I sat there in silence feeling akward and even slightly guilty for not remembering someone who saved me from chicken pox, which basically knows my mom’s medical history and that knows me since I was little. The point of this whole post is that it’s totally random and even uncomfortable to be in that situation because your memories and sight don’t connect.
However, I think this doesn’t happen only with people but with conversations and situations too and not because your brain is trying to hide them or something; maybe just because they are “irrelevant” up to some point in this moment of your life.