This wasn't just The Husbands work conference, this was also the "Sue, Ann and Sandy" conference, or maybe the "Michael and Craig" conference, as every other person seemed to have this name. And as this was my first time meeting all of these people the risk factor for social blunder was high. And sure enough after only 40 minutes into the event, when having a lovely drink with a conference couple, I tried a tentative "Absolutely, Ann", then moved confidently on. Later in the evening, I realised, my Ann was a Sue.
And she knew it.