Well. We all know how the modern times are. There is no longer a mister director, everyone goes by name in work settings. In the TV a present will adress a major politician by name as well, too. Teachers even will be addressed by name by students. No honorifics, no forms… sometimes it looks like we’re all already introduced to each other, so we can talk like pals.
Well, can we really? A today’s situation: I walk out of the lift in a bit of a hurry. I see a storm of red locks and a grippingly pretty face to go with it and I just gaze stunned for a moment. I greet everyone there and before I say hello, she does, and that’s a hi, not a good evening. Do I know her from anywhere? Nope, not at all, neither does she know the people I do who are there. After a couple of seconds I’m out of the building anyway. I ask my friend some quarter afterwards, nope, she wasn’t with him, he doesn’t have a faint idea who it is.
Now obviously if it had been a less densely populated social situation, I certainly could have arranged for a nice little convenient accident to happen. No problem there. I’ve done such things already. But the way there are so many of us, with the illusion we’re all pals, it always looks like we’re going to meet again, which we aren’t. The assumption we’re pals precludes us from a real introduction. This applies to all kinds of situations: professional, educational, social, private perhaps, with all sorts of people, not just breathtaking ladies, hehe.
Anyway, a penny for your thoughts?