Have you ever run into an acquaintance at a party…and forgotten his name? Or, congratulated a neighbor on her pregnancy, only to discover she's not expecting? Even if you pride yourself on your social graces, every once in a while you're likely to find yourself in a cringe-worthy situation with no graceful way out. Since we've all been there, we spoke with experts to find out the best way to handle eight common instances in which etiquette may have (temporarily) escaped you. Read on to learn how to open-mouth-and-remove-foot without ruining a friendship, relationship and more.
1. You run into an acquaintance and would love to introduce him to your husband, but you can't remember his name.
Psychotherapist Karol Ward, a licensed clinical social worker and author of Worried Sick, offers two solutions: If there's time, nudge your husband to indicate that you've blanked on the gentleman's name so he can jump in with, "Hi! I'm Sue's husband, Joe!" Your