It happened again on our flight home from Orlando this week. I sat in the airport with a mother from our school. I noticed her and she didn't notice me, but I knew our kids were in the same class at school this year and that we had spent a whole football season together the year before last. Even the Big Guy recognized her and he'd be hard pressed to recognize our next door neighbor on the street!
We boarded the plane and, amazingly, she was seated directly in front of me. I smile at her and say hello. No reaction.
We ride one seat apart for 2 1/2 hours, she gets up to use the bathroom. I smile again and now feel a little creepy. No reaction.
We are waiting for the plane to taxi to the terminal and she turns around and says to my kids, "You were so good! I never heard a peep! How old are you guys, do you live in Pittsburgh?"
I answer "Yes, we live in Pittsburgh." She looks at me and says "Me too, where do you live? I'm (insert name)."
This is always where I get stuck. Do I tell her we know each other? Do I pretend we are just meeting for the first time? Do I look to see if she is actually speaking to the person behind me or maybe blind???
It's Feedback Friday:
What do you say to a person you are meeting for the first time ... again?