Remember my name – Sunday Scribblings 2013-11-03

Sunday Scribblings

“If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember their names. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.” ~ Dale Carnegie

No matter how hard I’m concentrating on something else, say my name and my attention is all yours. It is my name, intimately connected with my sense of self.

I’m not “the alto at the end of the row.” That may accurately describe my location and the function I’m performing, but it isn’t me. I’m not “the torn rotator cuff” or “the broken ankle in Room 3.” I’m a person, a person with a name.

You are not “the meter reader,” or “the pastor,” or “the guy walking the irish wolfhound.” Those are abstractions, fables.

You are a person, unique and complete, and I will try to remember your name.

About Kat

Cat lover, singer, early music addict, reads a lot. Former R&D chemist with an obsessive need for variety. Now active as a freelance technical writer and editor, web designer, photographer, computer coach, and trainer. Owner, MasterWork Consulting (
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