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I'm always so happy that I successfully navigated the introduction that I completely forget to pay attention to the name the other person told me.
Title text: I'm always so happy that I successfully navigated the introduction that I completely forget to pay attention to the name the other person told me.

[edit] Explanation

Everyone has had moments where they forget someone's name, even the name of someone pretty important. This doesn't often happen with one's own significant other, however, hence the joke.

It's sometimes tricky to say the right things during an introduction, and while making sure you don't make an incorrect response (replying to the question "How're you doing?" with "Not much," for example, mishearing the question as "What are you doing?"), one can sometimes forget to pay attention to the actual important part of the introduction: the person's name. And it's awkward to ask someone for their name when you should, by all rights, already know it.

Forgetting people's names is a frequent symptom of various social anxiety disorders, but it can happen to anybody at any time.

[edit] Transcript

Cueball (thinking): I hate it when I don't know someone's name, but it's been long enough that it's too awkward to ask.
[The scene is revealed to be at the altar getting married by a minister to a woman in a bridal dress.]
Minister: Do you Rachel, take this man...
Cueball (thinking): Aha! Rachel!

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The explanation of the title text doesn't appear to be about the title text, more like the second paragraph seems to be the title-text-explanation (a very good one at that). Anybody thinks so too? 10:55, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes.-- 14:22, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
I agree with this. I've removed the line explaining the title text. Codefreak5 (talk) 19:00, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

I think that the comic is a reference to the season 4 finale of the tv show Friends, where the groom accidentally calls his fiancé Rachel during the wedding, instead of her actual name, Emily. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Name "Rachel" could just be a coincidence. I myself was reminded of the plot line in "The Junior Mint" episode of Seinfeld where Jerry forgets his girlfriend's name (Mulva/Dolores) and tries to find it out without letting on he forgot it. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This is perfect; I know exactly how he feels! To busy trying to think of what to say to actually catch the persons name, then by the time I realize, it's too late to ask without embarrassment! 05:38, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

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