I'm decent at remembering where I know someone from, even if I tend to be very average about remembering their name.
Today, however, I was asked "Where do I know you from" by a young man operating a cash register.
I had no clue.
He had the kind of eyes that I would not quickly forget, so I assumed I didn't know him and he must have mistaken me for someone else.
Then he remembered where he knew me from.
He lived with his dad next door to me (2000-2003ish) and must have been just starting high school. Everything about his face seemed different... except his grin.
I always get a kind of temporal vertigo when I run into an adult that I last saw as a child. I feel like I've jumped forward in time quite abruptly.
It was very cool to run into him again, and I hope his dad is doing well. The neighborhood hasn't been the same since they moved away.