Today I went to a new-ish café on campus for only the second time since its opening. The person behind the counter not only recognized me from my visit two weeks ago, but remembered my precise order from then. Well, it's good customer service, but I thought that was pretty impressive. She's Turkish and has only slightly better Swedish than I do, but we bantered a bit as she was making up my sandwich. It's nice to have enough language confidence to be able to do that.
And in the last couple of days I've been friended on Facebook by two people I've met rather briefly through interfaith stuff, a few years ago in one case while the other is someone I spent less than a week with in 1999! This is partly the advantage of having an unusual name, but even so, I'm very flattered that she remembered me. (She's a cutie, too, with russet hair and green eyes and she used to linger just a fraction too long over hugging me.) OK, the fact that I'm writing this post shows that I remember her too, but not well enough to find her on FB if she hadn't contacted me first and reminded me.