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I was a little scared when I recently made a remark about one of the pizza places in town, "I haven't been there for years" and one of my coworkers replied: "You have! We were there in ... Well, that was in January 2018, so I guess you are right about 'years', by almost two months. But at that time you made a remark to the waitress about the place being remodeled since last time you were there."

Jeeez! He remembers which remarks I made more than two years ago to the waitress at a pizza place! And he uses that to halfway "friendly excuse" my halfway incorrect claim that I hadn't been there "for years"? What else does he have stored in his memory, ready to use if I happen to make side comments about this and that? Do I feel "responsible" myself for any side remark made to a waitress a couple of years ago? (Note that I now have learned to say "a couple of years ago", not "years ago"- otherwise we could go out on that month counting track again!)

This coworker is one who always keeps his smartphone in his hand, immediately checking on Wikipedia (and other web sources) anything uttered by anyone around him, so that he can "correct" any "incorrect" statement made, by quoting "facts" from his smartphone. Wikipedia obviously doesn't reveal my side remarks to the pizza place waitress, but appearently he spends a significant part of his mental capacity on memorizing such details about his friends, so that he can correct them when they make slightly, or nearly, incorrect statements about their activities in the past. This is certainly not the first time I have been corrected, but the first time my remark to a pizza place waitress has been quoted more than two years later.

I do not feel relaxed with the situation. I don't like the thought of having a human tape recorder of all I have uttered years ago sitting there ready to nail me to the wall: "You are wrong! You said something else four years ago! Explain yourself, or else...!"

This coworker is also in other ways actively singalling that he wants to "support" me, be "friendly" to me. It seems like he thinks that by "correcting" me when what I uttered years ago is not 100% consisten with what I say today, he "helps" me being constent and "correct".

Honestly, I hate it! I don't experience as the "friendship" I would expect from a close friend.
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