I was sitting in the lab the other day when the program manager (Mr. B) for my fellowship and another NSF fellow came in. The reason they came in is unimportant.
Mr. B: "Hey, Natalie."
Me: "Hey! What's up?"
Mr. B: "Tom, you've met Natalie, right?"
Tom: "Of course! Natalie and I got sauced together at the spring poster symposium!"
Me (blushing): "Gotta love the free alcohol at those things..."
Mr. B: "That's exactly why we supply it. So you scientists will actually talk to one another."