My boss met my wife at last year’s office Christmas party, but I’m sure he won’t recognise her when they meet again this year and for that matter I don’t know if she will know who he is until I point him out to her.
Queenie, how do you handle a situation like this?—Introduction Etty Ket
Dear Etty Ket,
If you are the third (introducing) party, just say something like, “Boss, you remember my wife (whatever her name is). You met her at last year’s party.”
Or your wife can say something like, “Hi, I’m (your name)’s wife (her name). Remember me?”
Either way you give your boss and your wife an easy way to pretend they remember, in case they really do not.