Xeb, making idle conversation with one of the trainees on the way to the venue:
X: What is that? (points to a pretty building)
T: That's the High Court building, and that's the Officer's club.
(The car takes a random turn to take us closer to the venue)
T: I know this place, my mother-in-law lives in this lane.
X: :) How long have you been married for? (seems like the appropriate thing to say given the context. It's either that or what-does-your-husband-do, or some such.)
T: When I say mother-in-law I mean my fiance's mother. He died two-months-ten-days ago in a bus accident.
*very-very awkward silence ensues*