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Alzchuism [alls-choo-is-em]

A medical term for the inability to recall a person's name seconds after meeting them.

By Lamar WigginsPublished 25 days ago 1 min read
Alzchuism [alls-choo-is-em]
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The mind can perform miraculous feats in a short amount of time. It’s the simple things that baffles scientist, prompting extensive research. Most of which are a waste of taxpayers' money. There is no solution to certain mental processes. In layman's terms, it is what it is.

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“Jennifer, meet Stacy. She’ll be conducting today's Audit. I need you to show her around and answer any of her questions. Thank you both. Gotta run!”

Mr. Williams leaves them to tend to other pressing matters.

“Alright, Tracy. Where shall we start?”

“Um… it’s Stacey”

“Oh! My bad… Would you excuse me for a moment, I need to take this call?”

Jennifer answers her phone, she stays in earshot distance.

“Hey Mike, let me call you back. I’m in a meeting with Lacey, the auditor.”

Stacey rolls her eyes as Jennifer turns her phone to silent mode and sets it on her desk.

“Sorry about that, Macie. The guys in marketing are selling raffle tickets again.”

“Look! The name is Stacey! Would it help if I write it across my forehead?”

“Really? You can borrow my sharpie, its right over-"

“Forget it! Can we just get on with the audit."

"Sure thing... But for the record, what's your name again?"

"It's Stacey!!!"

"That's so odd, my youngest daughter’s name is Stacey. Sorry, I was recently diagnosed with Alzchuism. I have a hard time remembering names. I’ll just think of you as my daughter, if that's okay.”

"Ha-ha, Sure whatever."

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Lamar Wiggins

Creative writer in the Northeast US who loves the paranormal, fiction, mystery, articles and the occasional poem. Take a chance, you'll be thoroughly entertained.

"Life is Love Experienced" -LW


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  • Kristen Balyeat16 days ago

    Haha! Phew, I'm happy to finally have a diagnosis! I definitely have this. Now I need a cure! lol! Great word and story to go with it!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)17 days ago

    Hahaah!!! This should be a real thing because I would have it!! At least Jennifer was close with her guesses!! When I forget someones name, I make one up for them and it doesn't go well! 😅 Great story Lamar, love that it's relatable and was a cause for a good laugh!

  • Sara Wilson24 days ago

    Wait.. is this real??! Because if so, I feel less alone lol. I swear every time I meet someone in person, they become Laura. I have never known a Laura in my life... but every single woman I meet in real life- is named Laura in my brain. I really try so hard to remember names. I do. And I can't. -_-

  • Tiffany Gordon 24 days ago

    Cute concept! Nice work!

  • E.K. Daniels25 days ago

    I wish it was socially acceptable to write someone’s name in sharpie on their forehead. 😅 perhaps in a virtual world. This word is so relatable!

  • Well, at least Jennifer didn't call her Crazy 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I don't have trouble remembering names. But I have trouble with faces. Like I'll remember Lamar but I wouldn't be able who recall which one is Lamar. Lol. Loved your word and story!

  • Instead of a brain fart, it's more of a brain sneeze. "Oops, there goes another name from my head!"

  • Real Poetic25 days ago

    Ha! Excellent! The word is fantastic. The story is relatable and fun. Everyone knows someone who gets everyone’s name wrong all the time no matter how many times you tell them. 🤣

  • Dana Stewart25 days ago

    I'm pretty sure I have this, lol. Great interpretation Lamar!

  • Mattie :)25 days ago

    Very amusing. Well done, friend.

  • Quite humorous Lamar. Good story and good word.

  • Hannah Moore25 days ago

    Oh so much! Names and faces, just hopeless. At least she got the rhyme!

  • ♥️I Love Jennifer 👀😂🤣📝I admit to relating to this🤪💯but I am working on getting better 👍

  • RM Stockton25 days ago

    I am the poster patient for Alzchuism! I even get my kids' names mixed up sometimes. Well done, La . . . whatever your name is (I forget!) (Great stuff, as always Lamar!)

  • Novel Allen25 days ago

    Popped out perfectly Lamar, I think the best ones were hiding and just coming forward, This was fun.

  • Babs Iverson25 days ago

    Splendid word and story!!! Loved it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Cathy holmes25 days ago

    Lol. As one who is terrible at remembering names, I get it. Well done.

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