Start drinking sweet tea (sparingly, that stuff will straight up give you the Diabeetus) and get her monogrammed stuff.
Most southern women seem to love having their initials on everything. They like good old fashioned gentlemen, and tend to be willing to be in a more traditional role than us Yankee girls.
I'm from Chicago so I have no experience doing this.
So when you stop thinking of the opening of the standard Southern business meeting as a bunch of rubes not wanting to focus is on the matter at hand and start thinking of it as an intricate dance along the lines of a Japanese tea ceremony, then you're halfway there.
And this comes from someone who has been in a few Fortune 500 boardrooms in my time. I remember the time I was helping a client from New York on a presentation he was making.
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