Face rings a bell

An old lady sits opposite me on the metro. Another lady of similar age comes up to her and says that she’s been looking at her for a while, knowing full well that she knows her, but unable to remember how or from where. The first lady admits that she was thinking the same thing about her; I know that face, but I can’t place it. They stand in silence for a moment, then the first lady says “I’m sure I’ll remember in about an hour’s time”. They both laugh and the second lady gets off the metro.

The first lady sits a while longer, lost in thought. Then she suddenly stands up and heads for the door, realising that she’s missed her stop.


3 thoughts on “Face rings a bell

  1. mondraussie October 2, 2009 / 6:27 pm

    Nice little stranger snapshot! I hate that too, when you remember a face but can’t place it…


  2. readersguide October 9, 2009 / 10:07 pm



  3. Di October 22, 2009 / 7:43 pm

    I really enjoyed this. Beautifully done.


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