So I made a really special little social faux paus which I thought I would share with you all here, because I know you, Lisa, will particularly enjoy it!
So I'm at the Y the other night in the locker room, preparing for water aerobics with my friend Jess, when a woman I recognize comes in with her two girls and says "hi" to me. And I hit this giant mental blank and cannot for the life of me think of her name. But she has a haircut very similiar to a woman my husband works with, Lisa, and I know that Lisa has kids around these kids' ages, and so that is the name my mouth settled on blurting out. "Jess, this is Lisa from Jim's office," I introduced cheerily.
And realized an hour later that I know this woman from church, that she most definitely was NOT named Lisa nor related to Jim's office in any way, and now I feel like a complete moron. Does anyone have advise as to what to say to this woman when I see her next? Do I just pretend it never happened, and make a point of using her CORRECT name, or do I address the issue of my own awfulness and apologize?