Volume 1, Issue 9 (Originally Published on 30 April 2012)
Dear Agony Aunts,
I hooked up with this girl at the law ball, but I can’t remember her name and now I find it really awkward because I keep running into her at law school. What do I do?
Surely you are not trying to pull one over Auntie Ethel’s eyes and claim that you don’t know how to Face-stalk someone effectively?! In this day and age all the young folk seem to compulsively photograph everything from their half- eaten breakfast toast to their gangrenous left big toe and display it proudly on Facebook. And at last count, there were precisely 407 251 photos of the law ball posted (yes, Auntie Ethel is so dedicated to the craft of advice giving, the photos were actually counted). There is bound to be one with your mystery girl, which you will be able to view and glean her name from... lets be honest, there’s probably even one where you two are sucking face.
If you (somewhat inconceivably), are not on Facebook either ask a friend to check for you, or resort to the traditional way to resolve this sort of situation. Next time, ‘run in’ to her with a friend who has not met her, and get your friend to introduce themselves to her while you are ‘unfortunately’ in the middle of drinking water/chewing food/something preventing you from speaking, so that she introduces herself to your friend. Try to choose a friend who will be able to resist the temptation to start the sentence with, “Oh, hey! You’re THAT girl from the ball!”