I am elevated by wine and chocolate

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!


About quirkycharm

I like to think that I have a certain quirky charm but I am probably being optimistic. Acquired taste, perhaps, which many don't acquire. This is about my fifth blog out there. My hosting companies kept going out of business or my IT exhusband kept hacking into them and I would move again. I don't do twitter, I barely do facebook, I don't try and 'monetize' my blog. I love my husband, my grown children and my job and this particular incarnation of oversharing my life comes at a time when I am the most content that I have ever been. I write always, sporadically during the good stuff and exhaustingly during the bad.
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One Response to I am elevated by wine and chocolate

  1. Suzy says:

    Yay for free stuff!!

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