Have you ever been to one of those embassy type parties where at the start everyone’s manners are impeccable, the 5-course meal is eaten with so many different knives and forks of varying shapes and sizes that you long for a spoon (or a piece of toast), and where the conversation is so dull and boring you find yourself in deep conversation – not with the attendees but the wait staff?
Well, if you haven’t, you’re lucky, and if you have, I can promise you one thing: this all changes as the night drags on and enough alcohol gets poured down the necks of the “dignified” guests.
When the majority of remaining guests are completely on their ear, someone has taken off with the host’s wife, and a group of call girls has arrived, then and only then do you get to see what these “dignified” guests really think.
If you want to know what a man really thinks of his wife, make sure his wife isn’t with him when you ask him. And if you want to know what a woman really thinks of her husband, make sure her husband isn’t around when asking.
Because in dignified surroundings when people are watching, politically correct answers are “de rigueur”. Only when people no longer think anyone is watching (or are too inebriated to care) will the truth come out.