In class we talk about positive self-talk and focusing on compliments that we receive. One compliment that we’re told will come is, “I didn’t recognize you!” Although I admit that my weight loss has been significant, I never believed people would seriously have trouble recognizing me.
A colleague from the other side of campus whom I see infrequently came to my class to present information about an organization that she advises. She walked past my door a couple of times before I went out into the hallway to see what she needed. Shocked, she said “I kept looking for you! I walked right by here several times! I didn’t recognize you!”
Maybe I’ll start wearing my name tag.