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Ralph Lauren...I mean Tommy Hilfiger

Thursday, March 19, 2009

So…this is completely embarrassing but I had to ask. Have you ever had a major brain fart moment and accidently called someone by the wrong name?? Well I totally did. So I was on my way back from Jamaica and I had a celeb spotting…Ralph Lauren. I thought I would introduce myself and maybe take a picture. So as we were there waiting for our luggage I quickly chat it up with him I said in a shuffle “Hi Ralph, I know this is a total faux pas but would you mind if I get a picture with you?” etc etc. He kinda throws me a questionable glance but was very sweet and takes a pic. Ok…so as I walk away I think to myself, hmmm I don’t think that was Ralph Lauren but Tommy Hilfiger. Ahhh the humiliation I totally called him the wrong name. In my defense I was tired and had a cold, not that I am trying to get out of this one, but oops. So Tommy if you read this, I’m sooooo sorry, thanks for being a great sport about it! Guess we all have a few blunders here and there LOL.

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Horseluver wrote:
1) 3/19/2009 10:34:19 AM
ya i have lol
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monicalb wrote:
2) 3/19/2009 10:55:56 AM
You aren't the only one with moments like that! I've had too many to count. One blunder moment I remember though, wasn't my brain fart but rather my boyfriend's mother when referring to me. For the first few months of our relationship she had a habit of calling by my boyfriend's ex's name :( Embarassing yes, but needless to say have not so subtle reminders she does know and REMEMBER my name!
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megan372 wrote:
3) 3/19/2009 11:11:37 AM
haha i'm surprised you recognized him as someone famous anyway... i wouldn't have!
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jagermeister317 wrote:
4) 3/19/2009 11:13:50 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about calling him by the wrong name. He still took the photo and was polite about it all, so I'm sure he was more amused than anything else. We've all been there, so don't sweat the small stuff. :)
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RidgeBeauty wrote:
5) 3/19/2009 11:25:18 AM
I think calling someone by there correct names is really important but I am sure everyone has made the mistake at some point. I would ask them if I am not quite sure or say your name is _______ right?
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mz.laydbug wrote:
6) 3/19/2009 11:30:07 AM
i mistakingly called my best friend one of her worst enemies! i don't know what i was thinkn! but she was very mad at me! she would not even talk to me for at least a week! she would not accept my phone calls! but, when she finally did talk to me i apoligize for what i had done and told her i would take her out to lunch on me! and i took her to her favorite restuarant! and she forgave me thank goddness! we was back to normal we chatted up something like we use to!
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nikki s wrote:
7) 3/19/2009 11:35:30 AM
thats hysterical and yeah I'm pretty sure everyone has done that once or twice honestly I have forgotten my friends names sometime or there is always that one person in the hall you see and completly forget their name and throw out some random one and most of the time I have been wrong its awful but at least you remembered after ha
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KimberlyClaire7979 wrote:
8) 3/19/2009 12:24:36 PM
That must've been so embarassing! He sure was nice about it.
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jeee-net wrote:
9) 3/19/2009 12:33:27 PM
I would have been so embarrased!!! im suprised he didnt correct you, shows hes a pretty nice guy.
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lovemybabysquid wrote:
10) 3/19/2009 12:46:02 PM
Oh, well at least you got to meet him!
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arnbird wrote:
11) 3/19/2009 12:49:42 PM
I am constantly calling my dogs and cats and children by the wrong name. It's such a common thing around here that we all just joke about it.
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mrbartthebear wrote:
12) 3/19/2009 12:52:07 PM
A gentleman, this day in age? Lovely to hear.
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pinkstilettos wrote:
13) 3/19/2009 1:06:55 PM
At least, he was nice about it and didn't make it into a big deal. Some celebs can be really rude about even being bothered for pictures, let alone calling them by the wrong name. I was at JFK with a couple of friends, and we ran into Julianne Moore. My friends were big fans and went up to her. They were really polite, apologized for bothering her but asked if it was okay if they could have a picture. She gave them a nasty look, said absolutely not, and turned her back on them.
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StrawberryLaw wrote:
14) 3/19/2009 1:18:07 PM
Sad to say I wouldn't have even know he was a celeb. I'm sure that's not the only time someone has mixed him up. No worries. :)
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Dielle wrote:
15) 3/19/2009 1:34:41 PM
That's hilarious. I know exactly how you feel. I did the same thing to someone at work.
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wintersnow wrote:
16) 3/19/2009 1:40:06 PM
I think everyone has done that- although usually not to a celebrity! I called my dad's assistant "Tim" for weeks before my dad asked my why I had decided to rename Nick. And, of course, the guy never said anything...
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puzzelled wrote:
17) 3/19/2009 1:40:58 PM
I'm definitely guilty! I had been calling an acquaintance by an incorrect name for quite some time...and it was only after the fourth time I ran into him that a friend finally corrected me. He always greeted me warmly and never bothered to correct me, either. As you said, what a sport!
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makeupcrazy wrote:
18) 3/19/2009 1:51:16 PM
Wow I am so with u on that one I do that so much it's ridiculous I love that story
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=)sMILEy=) wrote:
19) 3/19/2009 1:57:19 PM
OMG! thats so Funny but at the time it is embarrassing,
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SammyG wrote:
20) 3/19/2009 2:03:29 PM
Oh man that is totally embarrassing! But I feel for you. There have been several instances where I have used the wrong name and so now I just use a greeting that does not have a name. That way I can't use the wrong one. Given, the greeting is a little impersonable but hey, it saves the embarrassment :)
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EATMARZAN wrote:
21) 3/19/2009 2:10:46 PM
i guess that is embarassing since he's a bige celebrity. but yes, i call people different names all the time. i find it easier for my brain. you look pretty in the picture though :)
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island gem wrote:
22) 3/19/2009 2:13:44 PM
That was very nice of him, and a great apology note/come back letter on your side. Good for you!! Life is like that at times. It happens to the best of us.
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sunray123 wrote:
23) 3/19/2009 2:28:26 PM
Painful, I never forget a face and I never remember a name :(
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Lina wrote:
24) 3/19/2009 2:29:42 PM
omg I feel for you on this one! I once went on a blind date and accidentally called the guy by his street name! Ugh, the name game!
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lynnette h wrote:
25) 3/19/2009 2:37:12 PM
OMG!!! how embarrassing! i think that i would have just about DIED when i realized my mistake! that and turn about 5 shades of red! that's great that he was still a good sport and took a picture though...shows that not all celebs are stuck up!
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LisaDeR wrote:
26) 3/19/2009 2:37:27 PM
It happens to all of us at some point or another! Great picture though!
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Hami wrote:
27) 3/19/2009 2:44:14 PM
How sweet of him not to totally call you out and embarrass you.
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moomoo wrote:
28) 3/19/2009 2:44:46 PM
wow interesting note
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missdeluca wrote:
29) 3/19/2009 2:48:58 PM
I did the same thing, years ago. I was escorting John Waters to a film festival, and I introduced him to my friend as "John Winters!" He laughed it off, because Jonathan Winters is a portly actor, and he is soooo not!
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lovemakeup wrote:
30) 3/19/2009 2:53:58 PM
That is embarassing but it happens! I usually just say sorry.
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Alisha H. wrote:
31) 3/19/2009 2:54:21 PM
I'm surprised he didn't correct you, but perhaps it was less embarrassing for you that he didn't. That's so funny.
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softy wrote:
32) 3/19/2009 3:09:56 PM
Wow! That is so embarrassing but he handled it so great! I have done this before and now I will never forget this person's name again.
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Beauty Junkie wrote:
33) 3/19/2009 3:21:10 PM
That is soo great! Thanks for sharing!
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layzeejk wrote:
34) 3/19/2009 3:23:38 PM
aww..i've never called anyone by the wrong name..but i have momentarily blanked out and forgot their name...then remembering it again after they've left! :(
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brenbrenn wrote:
35) 3/19/2009 3:24:19 PM
Oh my goshh! i get them all the time! Like, one time,i called my boyfriend the name of my best guy friend, it was so embarassing, but he forgave me, its so cool to know that i'm not alone!
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Sheba wrote:
36) 3/19/2009 3:37:36 PM
Victim of a brain fart...yes I have called someone by the wrong name, only when I did it the whole room got quite so it was even more noticeable, I quickly made up an excuse as to why I called them by the wrong name...boy did I feel dumb of course you are not so and so.
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x3kt wrote:
37) 3/19/2009 3:52:23 PM
wow cool
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MalloryS. wrote:
38) 3/19/2009 4:06:35 PM
This is funny. A great life experience eh?
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Raychie<3 wrote:
39) 3/19/2009 4:14:04 PM
I do silly things like that every day! I've been known to walk up to friends that I go way back with and call them by someone else's name. Its so common for me now that no one takes offense. But I can imagine how it must have felt to have mixed up the name of someone famous. Raychie
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EJ09 wrote:
40) 3/19/2009 4:14:24 PM
That's hilarious! :) Sounds like Tommy Hilfiger is a great guy - maybe you'll get to meet him again and explain :)
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nik oko wrote:
41) 3/19/2009 4:19:15 PM
I hate those moments or moments like the time I thought someone was waving at me and I knew the person but they were actually waving at someone else behind me. Totally embarrassing. I never wanted to see that person again!
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tburdette wrote:
42) 3/19/2009 4:23:45 PM
I work at a tanning salon and every now and then a regular customer will come in and i will get caught up and completely forget their name and have to ask even though i see them and hear their name everyday!
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OceanEyes wrote:
43) 3/19/2009 4:37:45 PM
It's great that he still took the picture with you, he new you were a fan at heart. I almost did that too at Cipriani in NYC with a famous designer, I was like...why am I blanking on him name, he's the handbag guy and so I wanted to call him "handbag guy". I just had another spacy moment and replied to a comment instead of the thread.
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Tiaboo wrote:
44) 3/19/2009 5:02:24 PM
I love your products, it feels so fresh and delicate!
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Joccy101 wrote:
45) 3/19/2009 5:03:18 PM
I tend to do this whenever I see someone that I haven't seen in ages
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brenda2489 wrote:
46) 3/19/2009 5:04:19 PM
I've totally done that!! Except it was a bit more embarassing for me! I was at a local shopping center when I thought I spotted an old friend. I went up to her and gave the woman a hug. She just kinda stood there for a moment before pushing me away, and when I got a good look at her face, I just said sorry and walked away!
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Jocelyn wrote:
47) 3/19/2009 5:04:50 PM
I hate it when this happens
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Bemmer wrote:
48) 3/19/2009 5:11:21 PM
IT may seem embarrasing but it could have been worse. It could of been someone who's followed by the paparazzi and then everyone would have known about it.
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lovely tina wrote:
49) 3/19/2009 5:13:51 PM
oh!my ghosh that must be so funny
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crazyforelf wrote:
50) 3/19/2009 5:16:27 PM
Thats too funny! I'm surprised he didn't correct you.....maybe he thought it was funny too.
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Sarahmonster wrote:
51) 3/19/2009 5:38:44 PM
I don't think I've actually ever had that happen. But I know I have stuttered before to get it right! Sad to say but it must have been humiliating for you!!
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ecekarmis wrote:
52) 3/19/2009 5:57:21 PM
I would only have known who he is because of that stupid show that was on MTV a few years ago, the one with his daughter and her friend? It was pretty much about how rich and spoiled they are. I can't believe I'm admitting to watching that swill. :)
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David wrote:
53) 3/19/2009 5:57:45 PM
I'm glad he was nice enough to let you take a picture with him!
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snowmashi wrote:
54) 3/19/2009 5:58:04 PM
I love E.L.F! Hope to see some free shipping soon!
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soohlovely wrote:
55) 3/19/2009 6:11:32 PM
Yeah I once called a crush another person who I was also crushing on. Needless to say I felt crushed when he gave me a puzzling look and said, "wow you don't even know who you're talking to".
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Jess Okinawa wrote:
56) 3/19/2009 6:25:28 PM
Hey, ok so this has really nothing to do with brain farts but I didn't know where to post it. On this link http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/03/10/what-recession-5-businesses-that-are-thriving/?ncid=AOLCOMMjobsDYNLprim0001 E.L.F is stated 2nd (below our beloved WalMart) as a thriving business in our recession. How awsome is that. I love the products and everyone I know does too. You all at E.L.F. must be so proud to provide such a great product that really keeps us looking good in the bad economic times. Kudos to you all. Jessica Mamac
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Latin_fever2010 wrote:
57) 3/19/2009 6:45:39 PM
Omg that happens to me all the time. People to it to me too they call out JESSICA really loud then they'll be like oops my bad JENNIFER LOL :)
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blp3 wrote:
58) 3/19/2009 6:45:52 PM
I forget people's names all the time so I know what you are talking about. It doesn't help that you called himm by the wrong name, but I have done that, too. I feel for you. Better luck next time. Send a card and explain by sending a copy of your blog.
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Tiff125 wrote:
59) 3/19/2009 6:57:59 PM
i actually think this is a really funny story and it made my day! i use to watch that show where it was about tommy hilfiger's daughter on MTV, sooo funny!
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FloK wrote:
60) 3/19/2009 6:58:31 PM
Better than having called him Versace.
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sweetvoyce94 wrote:
61) 3/19/2009 7:03:14 PM
hahaaha that is hilarious..but i totally have done it b4 lol
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Denysia wrote:
62) 3/19/2009 7:13:03 PM
I've done that before! It's funny when you look back at it. :)
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CCCRoberts wrote:
63) 3/19/2009 7:28:58 PM
I think that everyone of us has had brain farts at one point or another. I normally just laugh at myself when it happens.
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kimberlydax wrote:
64) 3/19/2009 7:33:09 PM
Oh, that is embarressing, but you know what, it happens to the best of us! I have had MANY embarressing moments like that!!
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elf child wrote:
65) 3/19/2009 7:41:55 PM
lol!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have definitly done that, but not to a celebrity! seriously!!!!!!!!lol!!!!!!!!
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L-Moma wrote:
66) 3/19/2009 7:45:48 PM
Been there done that!!!! I accidentally called my new husband my ex-husband's name. Luckily, it was during just a normal conversation and nothing more (say a bit more intimate)! He told me it was no big deal and that he understood. Trust me I really think about what I am going to say before I say it!!!
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Glamour wrote:
67) 3/19/2009 7:52:55 PM
well I called my friend my crushes name. (my crush was by us) also she didnt know I liked him
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wevy05 wrote:
68) 3/19/2009 7:59:29 PM
lol thats so funny this also happened to me in a speech in school i understand
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Caitbrook wrote:
69) 3/19/2009 8:11:20 PM
This site is great. I love your makeup!
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Mishia M. wrote:
70) 3/19/2009 8:23:48 PM
Oh yeah, been there done that. I called my boss one of our supervisor's names and I did it more than once before I caught myself!
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gifts wrote:
71) 3/19/2009 8:37:08 PM
whoopsy. yes i called a teacher mom
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jgirl wrote:
72) 3/19/2009 8:38:33 PM
I have totally done that many times before i have called so many people by the wrong name and i know that it is so embarassing. Sometimes it is better just to once somebody when I stop talking to them i close my eyes and say theeir name to remember it.
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Kyrsten wrote:
73) 3/19/2009 8:54:15 PM
awwe that's terrible! i would be mortified!
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kddidit wrote:
74) 3/19/2009 8:55:06 PM
At least you mistook him for another designer! ;0)
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RYLEESMOM wrote:
75) 3/19/2009 8:55:55 PM
ITS OK I DO IT TOO. MAINLY PEOPLE FROM SCHOOL LIKE UNDER CLASSMEN
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Kellyyy wrote:
76) 3/19/2009 8:55:57 PM
I do that all the time! Usually people know what I mean, but it's still funny! (:
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Cutiegrrlzz wrote:
77) 3/19/2009 9:01:29 PM
Hey no biggie, these celebs all start looking the same after a while. I'm sure he has had worse experiences then a name goof up
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alrodri wrote:
78) 3/19/2009 9:02:52 PM
hahaha that is so funny no i havent had that happen 2 me thank god but im so sorry for u but it will b ok
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Kayden wrote:
79) 3/19/2009 9:25:49 PM
That's actually cute, and I'm sure he didn't mind since he accepted your request. hehehe I felt the same way when I ran into Mike Bibby who I love sooo much. I kept stuttering and I never do, but I'm sure he was able to see that I was just nervous and completey shy. ;)
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Lipglosslover wrote:
80) 3/19/2009 9:28:48 PM
I accidently called a classmate the wrong name. Her name was spelled similar to the one I thought I was talking to. She wasn't impressed even though I apologized profusley.
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KRiSSyyP00 wrote:
81) 3/19/2009 9:54:55 PM
0MG!!! i W0ULD BE S0 EMBARRASSED!
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Chantal88 wrote:
82) 3/19/2009 10:02:41 PM
wow how embarrassing.... at least he was nice about it and doesn't seem much annoyed in the picture!
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jacahu wrote:
83) 3/19/2009 10:28:01 PM
How funny! I love Tommy Hilfiger. He seems like a nice man so I'm sure he forgives you!
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xtineeeer wrote:
84) 3/19/2009 11:03:44 PM
oh gosh, i totally hate when that happens. a old friend comes up to you to greet you and they start blabbing on about how much they miss you.. and you say the wrong name. AWKWARD!
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Deviousmonkie wrote:
85) 3/19/2009 11:28:41 PM
That is funny! I have done that befor.. im sure it was more embarrassing for you since he is a celebrity.. =)
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Amara wrote:
86) 3/19/2009 11:47:09 PM
That is so funny! I completely understand about the brain farts, I have them now, although I call it "MOMMY BRAIN". You look amazing, even though you were getting over a cold! What's the trick?
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Lsaku001 wrote:
87) 3/20/2009 12:02:04 AM
I think name recall errors happen to the best of us! I know it has happened to me plenty of times. I had a job interview with a man named Marco; trying to follow proper interview procedure I decided to write a thank you email. It was the perfect follow up email except for the fact that I put "Dear Mark" instead of Marco. I was horrified to realize it a second after pushing the send button. I sent an apology email to correct my error; fortunately I did get the job! I know my best friend was in an interview for Kmart years back and the person conducting the interview asked "why do you want to work here?" and my friend responded "Because I love Walmart, I always shop here." I guess nerves get the best of everyone!
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OwlOne wrote:
88) 3/20/2009 12:06:29 AM
You got a picture with a fashion icon! Congratulations.
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dizzyme136 wrote:
89) 3/20/2009 12:12:51 AM
I have done this a million times in various situations, but the worst ever was when i could NOT stop calling my friends new boyfriend by her ex's name! I do not know what my problem was, it was ridiculous. I did it for about 3 months. Thankfully, he took it in stride. I'm pretty sure he thinks i am a moron, tho.
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SaYnA wrote:
90) 3/20/2009 12:19:20 AM
haha wow that's funny.. sometime i had that to haha!
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Jessie-Jess wrote:
91) 3/20/2009 12:20:40 AM
I honestly don't even remember 95% of celebrities' names. I probably wouldn't have even recognized Tommy Hilfiger if I saw him in person lol.
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Kelbelly15 wrote:
92) 3/20/2009 1:11:26 AM
Oh don't worry I'm sure he was flattered to be recognized period even if it was for the wrong reason! At least he was nice about it and it makes for a great story!
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Candice wrote:
93) 3/20/2009 1:26:24 AM
that is sooo embarasssing!!! i would be hitting myself :(
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Clarissa wrote:
94) 3/20/2009 1:38:16 AM
HAHAHA I have totally had those moments.
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mikaer wrote:
95) 3/20/2009 2:49:23 AM
mikaer wrote: 94) 3/20/2009 2:46:31 AM well odds are,they are not going to answer to the name on their neck...but most men WILL answer to "hey handsome..."
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brandeezy wrote:
96) 3/20/2009 3:03:22 AM
hahahah poor you!!!
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newmamma08 wrote:
97) 3/20/2009 9:39:55 AM
I do that all the time!I live in a small town and EVERYONE knows one another so you are always calling people by there name but not always there "right" name..lol!
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newmamma08 wrote:
98) 3/20/2009 9:40:08 AM
I do that all the time!I live in a small town and EVERYONE knows one another so you are always calling people by there name but not always there "right" name..lol!
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Tiffani wrote:
99) 3/20/2009 9:43:52 AM
Lol thats soo funny, dont worry thought you arent the only one who has done that. I was presenting my old princpal to the school and said He instead of she man they were laughing so hard, and I was like OMG!
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kcbaby wrote:
100) 3/20/2009 4:16:30 PM
aaah! LOL
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DollyG wrote:
101) 3/21/2009 2:04:32 AM
This kind of reminds me of when we stood in line waiting to see John Franco of the NY Mets and when we got up to him, my son said "Where's Howard Johnson?" I wanted to disappear, LOL! But he was very gracious and said "Howard couldn't come today so they sent me instead."
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MooreGirlyMom wrote:
102) 3/21/2009 2:05:11 PM
oh, we've all done it and I'm sure it's happened to him before, IN fact, most people proabably didn't say anything. So what if you called him the wrong name, it gave him a chance to feel special :)
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msbusiness wrote:
103) 3/22/2009 1:30:03 AM
OMG!!! how funny, I'm sure he didn't mind...
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sugarysplendid wrote:
104) 3/22/2009 4:08:47 PM
hey, who cares? you still got a chance to meet and had a picture with a big celeb. thats totally crazy! you rock!
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MCR wrote:
105) 3/23/2009 1:07:49 AM
interesting ;D
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Liz352 wrote:
106) 3/23/2009 1:07:00 PM
I think I would have been worse if he had correctd you! But don't worry I hold the world title for not knowing celebraty names!
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eyecicle wrote:
107) 3/23/2009 1:17:37 PM
Wow, I've def done that. I usually try not to say their name and hope someone comes along to introduce themselves so I won't have to ask.
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9ersgirl wrote:
108) 3/23/2009 1:20:24 PM
I grew up in Las Vegas & worked at a few very prestigious hotels - and have totally done that before!! I think at least twice. Good thing that Tommy Hilfiger was a good sport! Thanks for sharing, it makes the rest of us feel more normal albiet still red-faced... LA
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wifey520 wrote:
109) 3/23/2009 1:26:45 PM
OMG what a horribly embarrassing moment, but thank goodness he was great about it.
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cbonner wrote:
110) 3/23/2009 1:29:41 PM
It is Tommy Hilfiger
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karabean wrote:
111) 3/23/2009 1:29:41 PM
I don't know if that's Tommy Hilfiger or not (not sure what he looks like) but it's definitely not Ralph Lauren.
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shorte1015 wrote:
112) 3/23/2009 1:31:16 PM
That's ok. You were probably so excited and nervous when you made that mistake. Atleast he was nice enought to still take the pix. Nice photo!
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RubySoho1313 wrote:
113) 3/23/2009 1:37:44 PM
That's a pretty big oops! But everyone has moments like that, lol.And at least Mr. Hilfiger was very polite about it.
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cvictoriac wrote:
114) 3/23/2009 1:38:41 PM
Okay but why is he soooo red???? Definately not Ralph Lauren but an honest mistake!! Cool that he took a pic with you.
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Carole Anne wrote:
115) 3/23/2009 1:45:45 PM
Yep, its definately Tommy. We've all done it before. C.A.
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Snikki1 wrote:
116) 3/23/2009 1:51:25 PM
That's so embarassing!
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lynnlaine wrote:
117) 3/23/2009 1:58:37 PM
WAY TOO FUNNY! I've done that before. Never to anyone so famous but I'm sure I'd slip up like you did! In the excitement you never know what you'll say. Good pic!
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nysha wrote:
118) 3/23/2009 1:59:10 PM
Oh my goodness, Tell me why I had a simular but a not exactly the same experience? LOL, I was at the super market, and there was a man in a Mariners outfit (local base ball team in Seattle) and I go up to him and say "Hey are you a real baseball player" he looked at me with sarcasm and said "NO". It was one of those air headed moments I tend to have, but your not alone. I called out many people by different names also. hehe.
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Garbos Autograph wrote:
119) 3/23/2009 1:59:23 PM
Forgetting someones name seems as though the person is preoccupied...Oh I am not in defense per se of them, however I discovered recently that there is a name or names (i.E. reasons) for the sudden and embarrassing moments. We ALL from time to time forget even our best friends names and the term for this is 'Anomic Aphasia' ~ The simple social faux pas that many have as a concurrent thread in their lives....it actually has a name. The more stress put upon this the more one is more likely to forget. I had been doing reserach and stumbled across this. Yes often someone can be tired or so excited that they just cannot quite grasp 'That Most Important Name..." and that is it...I figure now that I am fully aware that it has a name and I smile to myself hoping that now I know that it wil not again happen to me, well I will just have to wait and see...Now what was her name....? (kidding...!!!) Anomic Aphasia, what a classy pair of words to bolt us out of the common embarrassment. Indeed I had to laugh when I read it. Make sense and it is a great conversation topic to share with...."What is his name....?"
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edougall wrote:
120) 3/23/2009 2:03:05 PM
i once called my teacher mom, incredible embarrassment.
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ashd8516 wrote:
121) 3/23/2009 2:05:17 PM
Yes! It was so awful. I once called my new boyfriend by my old boyfriend's name. I don't think he actually heard but it was really stressful for a few minutes after because I kept thinking that he would end up realizing what I'd call him. Thankfully he never did.
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mfashionista_1 wrote:
122) 3/23/2009 2:05:23 PM
OMG! I would've loved to meet Tommy Hilfiger...or Ralph Lauren! Ha ha...true..we all do have our own little slip-ups...but I've never had one (luckily) with a celebrity...Well, considering *most* of us don't meet famous people on a regular basis...that would make sense! :) Don't worry! I'm sure that happens a lot to them...
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Maja wrote:
123) 3/23/2009 2:08:53 PM
wow, that's very funny and I definitely would have been embarrassed, too. As one comment pointed out though, I probably wouldn't have even noticed him! I have a feeling I've passed by quite a few celebrities in my day and have been oblivious... :-P
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dandelioncrowns wrote:
124) 3/23/2009 2:11:48 PM
oh no! we've all done it, i'm sure he understood!
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miramira wrote:
125) 3/23/2009 2:12:27 PM
I'm sure it's not the first and it won't be the last! :) I've done it before calling my bf my best guy friends name.(Totally innocent, I swear!) They are now mortal enemies.
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emillee21 wrote:
126) 3/23/2009 2:20:02 PM
Oh thats so embarrassing, but it does happen to the best of us. You get so excited and nervous and the wrong name comes out! dont worry about it too much!
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JennAA wrote:
127) 3/23/2009 2:21:11 PM
Oh no! LOL! I am sure Tommy will forgive you!
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jlw196 wrote:
128) 3/23/2009 2:21:37 PM
Definitely looks like Tommy H. to me.
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Crow wrote:
129) 3/23/2009 2:24:00 PM
Well, it's definately isn't Ralph Lauren, but I'm not sure if it's Tommy Hilfiger either. Maybe it was just some regular Joe and that's why he questioned the reason you wanted to take a picture with him. Tooo funny.
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jazzyj11 wrote:
130) 3/23/2009 2:26:09 PM
Don't feel bad, at least you did recognize someone famous and by the look of the picture, he didn't mind! :)
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squiggly wrote:
131) 3/23/2009 2:30:32 PM
You know, he probably gets mistaken for Ralph Lauren frequently (they do look alike), but what a gentleman he was not making you feel like a dork for calling him the wrong name!
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hsclumeck wrote:
132) 3/23/2009 2:47:35 PM
It was the night before my wedding rehersal dinner. I was having dinner with my fiance,mom, stepdad and in laws. Who were meeting each other for the first time . My father in law looked over at my stepdad and said "so how are you, Bruce?"... My stepdad's name is Barry!
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lil9 wrote:
133) 3/23/2009 2:53:37 PM
That happens only to the best of the best. I once called my boyfriend by the wrong name, he wasn't too happy about it either! OOPs, thank God my brother had the same name as the wrong name I had mention which really was an ex-boyfriend's name. I learned to stick with honey or sweetheart!!!!
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marcypaiva wrote:
134) 3/23/2009 3:11:43 PM
HONESTLY I THINK YOUR PROBABLY NOT THE FIRST PERSON TO CALL HIM THE WRONG NAME. PLUS HE WAS HAD TO HAVE BEEN SUPER SECRETLY FLATTERED THAT YOU THOUGHT HE WAS RALPH LAUREN, THATS WHY HE JUST SMILED AND TOOK THE PICTURE. I BELIEVE THAT IF HE FELT LIKE YOU INSULTED HIM HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU SOME CELEB ATTITUDE AND HE DEFIANTLY WOULD NOT HAVE SMILED IN YOUR PICTURE. THAT IS WHAT I TRULY THINK ;)
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mexiadri20 wrote:
135) 3/23/2009 3:26:17 PM
omg that's soo embarrasing...it always happends to me that i forget pple's names but i know them...so yeah..i hope he does read it..lol
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irysheyes wrote:
136) 3/23/2009 3:26:53 PM
I was up to my son's college campus and was re-meeting his soon to be fiancee and could not for the life of me remember her name. I called her his last girlfriend's name and to this day, they will be getting married next month, she seethes when she hears that girl's name. I will never live it down with her!
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GoodGollyMs.Holly wrote:
137) 3/23/2009 3:30:36 PM
LOL...don't get too embarassed, I am sure it isn't the first time he's have been called the wrong name. Your excitement seeing him, being sleepy and having a cold mixed together...hey at least you called him by another designers name! Plus, he was a good sport about it..and that's all that matters! =) PS. Great picture with him!! =D
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Katy C. wrote:
138) 3/23/2009 3:53:06 PM
sometimes I recognize that person's face but I just can't say the name!! The best thing to do is to say hi and start chatting and ask questions. It might help to make me remember who he/she is!!
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happy_J wrote:
139) 3/23/2009 4:08:06 PM
Lol, In your defense they are both elderly white males with silver hair. I mean I would have to say that I might have made the same mistake.
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wuggies wrote:
140) 3/23/2009 4:09:04 PM
Yes, dear, That is Mr. Tommy Hilfiger. I don't run in his circles (or yours for that matter) but I remember seeing Mr. Hilfiger in a reality show that included his precocious daughter. Such style and always gracious, in my humble opinion. Thanks for asking:) I hope you had a good time.
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gojanicego wrote:
141) 3/23/2009 4:14:47 PM
Tommy!!
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{mara.moo} wrote:
142) 3/23/2009 4:19:01 PM
Awwwww poor thing! Oopsie daisy! I'm sure its not the first time that he's been called Ralph Lauren. Sad thing is...I would have made the same mistake and I'm well rested and don't have a cold. Hehehe! Don't sweat it b/c I'm sure it wasn't the first time and I guarantee it won't be the last!
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bearyniceday wrote:
143) 3/23/2009 4:46:31 PM
Oh well. We all have those 'moments' when our mouth engages before our brain. I'm sure you weren't the first nor will you be the last to not remember it was actually Tommy. Have a great rest of the day.
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nniethm wrote:
144) 3/23/2009 5:02:45 PM
I wish I had a sighting. Well at least you met someone famous and took a picture with him.
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xowadmanox wrote:
145) 3/23/2009 5:53:00 PM
Please, they basically make the same clothes! Mistaking their faces for one another is no biggie! :)
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missmarymac wrote:
146) 3/23/2009 4:25:06 PM
Don't fret, my pet: You don't mention if you're in the fashion biz, or not, but either way, it really doesn't matter, if you're never going to see Ralph, oops, I mean Tommy ever again. I'm sure he's been called worse! He's probably thrilled you recognized HIM! (even if you did call him the wrong name - it's not like you were having sex with him, and yelled out the wrong name) Fuggetaboudit!
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mimi mj<3 wrote:
147) 3/23/2009 5:40:27 PM
I had something similar happen to me. I was in Hollywood with my sister and we saw a Latino actriz. We stopped her and asked if we could take a picture with her and we did. We didn't even know her name but we had seen her on tv. That wasn't the problem. She was with her boyfriend, a tall dark man. My sister whispered to me that he was a famous latino singer. I believed her so I went over to him and told him I loved his music. He just smiled at me with a confused look in his eyes and says thank you. After that I walked over to my sister and I just see that she's laughing her butt off and she tells me, "that wasn't him!" I was so embarrassed but I do have to admit it was funny lol
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petit chou wrote:
148) 3/23/2009 6:04:21 PM
I've had moments like this before! Especially when I run into someone from Highschool. I know the face, I just can't remember the name. It's even worse when you haven't seen them in so long and you reconigze them as someone else and call them by that name!
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deaddoornail wrote:
149) 3/23/2009 6:06:17 PM
I think its tommy more likely he looks kinda red in this pic and ralph lauren has poofy hair and is on the short side
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1GIRLIEB wrote:
150) 3/23/2009 7:33:15 PM
Yikes......that was Tommy Hilfiger! I Googled the pic and yep...Tommy! Well who cares you got a picture with him anyways!
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emmaberdie wrote:
151) 3/23/2009 8:06:24 PM
I worked at Borders for a while and Susan Sarandon came in once and I had to refer to her as the "dragon-witchy lady from Enchanted" to a co-worker because i could not for the life of me remember her name... oh well - they're people, too.
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D FROMSC wrote:
152) 3/23/2009 8:07:14 PM
HE LOOKS LIKE TOMMY TO ME
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misspiratelindz wrote:
153) 3/23/2009 9:14:43 PM
Yikes! That is sort of embarassing. I could see myself making the same mistake though. I'm sure he just laughed it off later.
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September Pamela wrote:
154) 3/23/2009 10:19:32 PM
You were very mature to admit your mistake and make the best of it. Mr. Hilfiger was a gentleman for not pointing out your mistake!
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Texanne wrote:
155) 3/23/2009 11:45:58 PM
I think this is Tommy.........Pretty sure
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SassySandy wrote:
156) 3/24/2009 8:03:20 AM
Wow, I have done that before... Just not to a celebrity! He obviously did not take offense to it (probably laughed about it with friends later).
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DSG wrote:
157) 3/24/2009 8:03:32 AM
My moment was in my dream job interview; as I was leaving and thanking the person that was responsible for hiring me; I called her Melanie instead of her name Melody....arrrgghh :-)
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givememoreelf wrote:
158) 3/24/2009 8:31:02 AM
Definitely Mr. Hilfiger!
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Bink wrote:
159) 3/24/2009 10:43:47 AM
At least you recognized that he was famous. I have worn his clothes and seen him on television. However, in an airport, I would not have recognized him.
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Ames6 wrote:
160) 3/24/2009 8:03:32 PM
All of us do it, not everyone can remember everyone's name. But in your defense you looked quickly and you were excited and then after the fact you realized you made a mistake. I'm sure he was happy you recognize him as a designer though so think of it that way.
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Jennifer hong<3 wrote:
161) 3/24/2009 8:44:00 PM
Gah lee! thanks for the advice, i needed it
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Agsv22 wrote:
162) 3/24/2009 10:59:26 PM
Hahaha, that's funny.
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cedes wrote:
163) 3/24/2009 11:19:44 PM
totally have done that and more than once!
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Ak.girl wrote:
164) 3/25/2009 2:31:40 AM
at least you got picture of Tommy Hilfiger ... and he was nice about it.. not that many stars would be. :) great picture though.
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sketchy wrote:
165) 3/26/2009 8:41:35 PM
God that must have been quite an embarrassing yet hilarious moment! Though I have never misidentified a person by name, I always can't remember their name for one reason or another. They can be close friends, or they can be hi-bye friends, but whenever my weird-dysfunctional-awkward-brain-lapse kicks in, I could be striking up a conversation and be saying, "Hey Ah----, Juh------, Mar----,....." only to realize I have momentarily forgotten their names, and be left with "Hey ah..juh...mar..joh...le...".
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stellastreetcar13 wrote:
166) 3/26/2009 9:40:40 PM
I called the guy next to me in my bio lecture Dave the whole semester, until I met him at a party the next semester and founf out his name was really Dan, he was just too nice to correct me on it. That was pretty embarassing!
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Leslieriffic wrote:
167) 3/26/2009 10:29:39 PM
aww he sounds sweet! i had to google both to see how they looked :P that's definetely tommy! ralph lauren seems to have a little less hair! kind of like bernie madoff... but not so evil xD i haven't seen a celebrity for myself, however my bff saw "scooter girl" at an nyc starbucks... without her scooter! i couldn't believe she recognized her! she kindly asked for her autograph and... she was totally cool with it :) celebrities are nice... i mean would YOU allow a stranger to take a photo of you? xD
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Amanda22 wrote:
168) 3/26/2009 11:31:56 PM
well atleast it wasnt your boyfriend!
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SparklingStarr wrote:
169) 3/27/2009 2:34:46 PM
Ohmigosh that is sooo funny. I would have turned around and said I am so sorry I meant Tommy Hilfiger. You were just so excited and the wrong name flew out of your mouth. LOL So funny. Amber!~
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Sweet Karo wrote:
170) 3/28/2009 8:29:07 AM
I think it's ok to blame it on your physical condition! Here is what I did once: I was working at a small country store when a lady came in to return a rented video. When I opened up the log book, I saw that I had rented it to "Mr. Smith" the previous evening. I said "Oh, you must be Mrs. Smith!" She made a terrible face and barked at me "I am not, we are not married!!!" Open mouth...insert foot. I think the only thing worse, is asking someone when they are due and they are not pregnant!!!!
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lunaball wrote:
171) 3/29/2009 4:52:16 PM
*snorts with laughter* I've called someone by the wrong name...only because that name was on my mind so much. How sad -.- Everyone looks alike from the back of the head D:
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ahh yeah! wrote:
172) 4/1/2009 2:06:32 AM
ahh yes this has happened to me before too! I was at church and i saw an old teacher and she came up and said hello and knew my whole name and everything and i called her a different name. It wasn't until after she walked away that i realized that I had switched up names and called her by the wrong name! I just pray I never see her again because I'm so embarassed!
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