Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
In my world, everyone is "mate" Pol.....from my wife and daughter, to my old man, to the guy who makes my coffee or pulls my beer, to the stranger on the internet, all the way through to people who are really my "mates".....used gender neutrally to include both men and women......some of said women whom I have mated with, though most who I have not. :-)
Christ, it's all I have to protect me from the embarrassment of being feeble with names.
That's the same reason I call everyone at work either "mate" or "dude". By the time I remember someone's name, they've usually quit.
I think I am without a doubt the worst at remembering names. Then again, I really don't like using peoples' names (if I know them) as I find it too formal.
When I heard my name called when I was a kid, it usually meant that I was in trouble, so I probably associate that with names hehe.