Everyone knows at least one person who’s name you can’t remember or they can’t remember yours. For me the one person who can’t remember my name is a teacher at my school. Everyone else’s name is stored somewhere in his head, but not mine. Now I wouldn’t say anything about this if he had only recently joined the school, but he has been there for longer than I have, taught me for a year and led three of the school councils I was on.
Many times when he has wanted to talk to me but can’t remember my name as he passes me in a corridor he has shouted random white girl names after me. For example, he wanted to ask me about a girl in the year below who I was supposed to be looking after. However, as he couldn’t remember my name he shouted names such as:
Louise, Elizabeth, Victoria, Laura, Bethan, Flora, Violet, etc. Eventually he got to my name.
My name is a “traditional English” name which, in a school of mainly Asian names, you would assume is relatively easy to remember. But apparently this is not the case. How is it that a supply I have never met before can remember my name throughout a whole double lesson after taking the register once or, in one case, for a different lesson the next day but the teacher at my school can’t? Is there a way of getting him to remember my name? Or will I just have to spend the next year and a half having random white girl names shouted after me?