I cannot remember names to save my life.
Yesterday, I went to a yoga class with an instructor I have never taken from before. She introduced herself and then proceeded to go around the room and memorize all of our names. There were about 25 students in the class and she called us by our first names during the entire 90-minute class.
As I left the studio, she said, “Great class, April.”
I turned around and said, “Thank you so much for the class.” ending there as I could not recall her name.
Each time this happens I tell myself I need to work on this skill. But, after 25+ years of telling myself that, perhaps, I just need to accept my failure.