Dave: Aw crap! _______is gonna be there.
Me: So? Were we planing on being snarky about him?
Dave: No plans but I like to keep my options open.
Me: Ah well if you want you can say rude things about him to me. Then you'll be protected by spousal privilege.
Note: The name is being withheld to protect the innocent (us) but rest assured it's not someone any of you are likely to know.