I just got back from a work function at the chocolate factory, where we got to take a master class on chocolate and wine pairing. It was truly excellent, made the more so by the fact that my husband chauffeured me so I could drink.
We had about an hour mingling with industry colleagues first at a sort of cocktail function, which is fun. Unfortunately, my bad face recognition factor kicked in (maybe I have prosopagnosia!) and I didn’t recognise most the people there out of context. I have always struggled with remembering people’s faces and hence their names and use other social cues to identify them. So when I would eventually realise who they were, I would try to explain my lack of recognition and my foot in mouth syndrome would come out and I would deliver such devastating lines as, “I didn’t recognise you because you look so much prettier out of uniform”.
I also gave the general manager a lecture on why growing grape vines wouldn’t work in the position he had planted the, asked that they start to manufacture the type of chocolate I like and generally talked way too much. Social anxiety has a lot to answer for in my case.
But I had three glasses of wine and tasted yummy chocolate liqueurs and they gave us free stuff to take home. I love free stuff!
In short, I have had a nice evening!