I actually just say “Hey!” and hope they know I’m talking to them. XD For some reason I’m uncomfortable using any but close friends & family’s names. Strange.
Anyway, there’s no reason for why I don’t do this. It’s like learning to be comfortable on the phone. Just takes practice. I also want to make it a habit to repeat people’s names back to them (in a natural way of course) so I can learn it better.
I want to do this because I think it makes people feel good to know they are remembered and recognized as an individual (who has a name, haha). =)