6:00pm. MBA summer class starts.
"Hey there Hideo!"
(Darn. I recognize this guy's face, but I totally can't remember his name. Keith? Mike? John? I think there's a good chance that it's one of those).
"Hey man, good to see ya! Almost graduating?"
(Seems like a safe bet. I saw him during capstone, so like me, he must be close)
"Yeah, can't wait. 'bout you, Hideo?"
(Stop it!!!! You're tormenting me. You see that I don't remember, and you taunt me by flaunting your mental recall prowess!! But wait, two can play that game)
"Same here. Hey, my mail file crashed again I think I have to rebuild my contact list. Can you give me your email?"
"Sure. It's firstname.lastname@example.org. I created a separate account for school using my dog's birthday as my ID."
(damn you. You saw that coming! )
"I dread the first day of the quarter. Every prof butchers "Hideo" during roll. You're lucky that not many people screw up your name! With a name like yours, how could ya, right?"
(say it say it SAY IT!)
"Very true. Gotta hit the coffee bar before class. Talk to ya later, Hideo."
(...so you may have won this battle, my worthy nemesis, but believe you me, I am not defeated!)