WAUKESHA, WI — During fellowship time for their weekly Bible Study, local man Charlie Rodriguez pulled his wife into an emergency conference to recover the name of a woman they had met only 15 seconds ago.
"It was great meeting you too…" Eyewitnesses confirm that Rodriguez repressed a flash of panic while extricating himself from the conversation with a feeble "excuse me" to the new acquaintance who had just correctly recited back his occupation, the ages of his 4 kids, and his and his wife's full names.
"Babe, you have to bail me out – what was her name? Sarah? Simon? Samoset?"
Despite repeating her name three times, commenting on its uniqueness and inquiring about its country of origin, and inventing a complex pneumonic device based on initials and numerology, Rodriguez drew a blank just 15 seconds after the woman introduced herself. Sources confirm his eyes flitted with hope as he considered asking the woman how to spell her name to extract it without admitting he had forgotten, but that he reconsidered after instinct told him it was a simple name.
At publishing time, Rodriguez and his wife had rejoined the conversation in time to warmly thank "Sarah" for chatting with them, only to be corrected that her name was "Michelle."
It's a serious medical emergency: you're minding your own business when you hear an opinion you slightly disagree with.