Here's a true story that happened some time back.
A friend and I were attending another friends wedding party. It was out
of state and we landed at night. We were immediately taken to the
wedding party and had drinks handed to us before we entered the door, if
I remember right.
As the night went on, and the
consumption of alcohol, I forgot that I was in a room with about 300
people I didn't know.
Our friend "Ted" and his bride to be,
"Janis" were great people and I finally decided it was time for a toast.
I stood up and started what I wanted to be an elegant and worthy toast.
As my eyes jumped from person to person I realized that I didn't know
any of these people!!! AND they were all patiently quiet and waiting for
my toast. I was so embarrassed that I blurted out "Here's a toast to
"Jed" and "Tanis". Realizing the mistake I had made, not another sound
would come from my lips... so I sat down. That was my elegant toast.
The kicker is... the next day I realized that everyone else was in the
same party mode and had probably heard the names and thought they were