All my life, I have had difficulty recognizing people. When I was little, it was a running joke in the extended family. An aunt or uncle would come to visit, and I would flat out not recognize them. It isn't getting any better. Yesterday, I was at a tennis facility, and it happened again. A lady came up, and I didn't know who she was. This is way past not being able to put a name to a face. This is someone coming up to me, they clearly know me, I clearly should remember them even if I can't come up with a name, but I don't recognize them. In this case, I had been e-mailing this lady about a tennis-related subject. Ouch. Then I took the court to play my match, and there was a lady waving at me waiting to cut across our court. I look at her and -- who *is* that? I pretend to know her and say hi, and she skips across the court. Then my opponent mentions the lady, and I remember that I have met her three times in the last six weeks and played singles against her for two hours a month ago! What could be going on here? Am I just living in a world with way too many thin blond and brunette white women wearing tennis attire or something? Is this a common problem?