In December 2013, I'd been with my company for over five years, and had been in a new role for just over six months. I was thrilled to have recently been promoted.
My peer group team had gathered for a Christmas meal and drinks, and everyone was getting into the Christmas spirit.
One of my new colleagues was being welcoming, polite and inclusive, and sought to make me feel comfortable in an established group by asking me a series of personal, yet to him, unintrusive questions.
'What does your wife do?' he asked.