Last week, I had an interview with a company I really like for a job I am really excited about. Recruiter told me that it would probably take a week or so for things to work through the organization before they had any news for me on the position. Cut to last night, and my wife are at our local wine shop's CSA pickup party. People come in, try some wine, pick up their CSA allotment and do a little shopping. Most of the attendees are couples or small groups who keep to themselves. A woman and I keep making furtive glances at each other from across the shop, because lo and behold it's the woman who interviewed me. I wasn't 100% sure it was her for a while, but eventually figured out that it was. I had an opportunity or two where I maybe could have said something like "Hi there XXXXXXXX, I'm Tyler and we met last week." Long story short, I did not (nor did she). My wife thinks I should have approached her and said something, but in the moment I wasn't really sure. I didn't want to make a social situation awkward which would then harm my chances at the job. My wife, however, thinks I may have shot myself in the foot by not approaching her and saying something.
What do you guys think? I'm kinda thinking that i didn't hurt my chances, but maybe i missed an opportunity to help myself. It was just such an unexpected coincidence that's totally outside the playbook.