Jennifer stood by the stairwell, White Russian in hand. Mike approached.
"Hi. I hate these awkward cocktail parties."
"Me, too. I'm Jennifer."
"Pleased to meet you. I'm Mike." He extended his hand.
"What do you do?"
"I'm a commodial sanitation coordinator for Swisher Enterprises."
Jennifer looked anxiously at their clasped hands.
"Pleased to meet you."
The White Russian said nothing.