As we were watching the early March Madness game today, a commercial for Sunday night’s episode of 60 Minutes came on and it definitely got my attention.
Face Blindness is the inability to recognize anybody, even your own family.
I rewound the commercial so I could watch it again and when I couldn’t contain my excitement I turned to Tammy. (You can watch the 60 Minutes preview here.)
Me: That’s awesome. I want that.
Tammy: Shut up. Why do you always want stupid sh!t?
I don’t know what she’s talking about because all I could think about were the benefits to having Face Blindness.
I know I’m not the only person who forgets someone’s name within 3 seconds after meeting them.
I also know I’m not the only person who has looked right past someone I knew because I couldn’t remember their name, didn’t want to make eye contact which could start a conversation or pretended I just plain didn’t see them.
Right now the only excuses I have for not talking to someone is that I really couldn’t remember their name or that I’m just being a d!ck because I didn’t want to talk to them.
But if I had Face Blindness I’d have a legitimate excuse for not talking to them.
Yeah, yeah, I know there would be plenty of negatives, like not remembering friends and family members are but I could also use it to not remember who Tammy is when she starts yelling at me.
Hmmmm… Who are you you again?