A few years ago this happened: I heard a rumor that Attorney A and Attorney Z were dating. A month or so later I saw Attorney A and she gleefully shared that she was expecting a baby. I congratulated her and then spent a few minutes making small talk about the wonders of motherhood. Two days later I bumped into Attorney Z on the elevator. I said, “Congratulations, Attorney A told me she was pregnant.” He said, “She’s my girlfriend but that’s not my baby.” Instead of apologizing for jumping to conclusions I said something like, “Okay, have a nice day” and then hurried off the elevator. I really didn’t know what else to say or do.
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