From: "Amanda Babcock" <[log in to unmask]>
> On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 08:09:59PM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> > You may have the same brain-wiring problem that I have: if I meet someone
> > that I see every day in the wrong context, the chances are excellent
> > that I won't recognize them,
> Hey, I wonder if this is another conlanger trait.  I've been known not to
> recognize a good friend *while I was in his dorm room talking to him*, just
> because he'd got a haircut!  (I thought I was looking at a stranger and
> talking to my friend, who I thought must have been standing around the
> corner.)

I seem to recognize [or not recognize] people by haircuts before.

Comes to the most embarassing situations, I've even introduced myself to people
I should have known quite well:

    "Hi, I'm Muke"

    "Yeah, I know"