This is a general type question. I am bad about placing people or recognizing them if I bump into them outside of the place where I met them. For instance, I see people at the bank, in the store, picking up a sandwich for lunch, etc., and if their hair isn't fixed the exact same way, for instance, I won't recognize them. Even then, I'm not sure I know them unless they say something to me that makes it obvious who it is. This has happened several times and some people have been left thinking I'm rude because I didn't speak. Sometimes, I think I might know them but am afraid to act like I do because I'm not sure and don't want strangers thinking I'm some nut they've never met before who's coming up talking to them. LOL! To say "Do I know you?" sounds too blunt and rude to me. What is a good way to handle this if I'm not sure? Just this past week I spoke with difficult child's CM at Department of Juvenile Justice on the phone; she said "I'm the one who checked you in at last week's visitation". OMG- I swear I didn't recognize her and didn't speak to her at all other than to say "here are my keys".