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When are you due? Oops!

Lily Neal  stands beside the figure she posed for when she was nine months pregnant. Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos / The Spokesman-Review)
Lily Neal stands beside the figure she posed for when she was nine months pregnant. Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos / The Spokesman-Review)

Lily Neal  stands beside the figure she posed for when she was nine months pregnant. Associated Press photos

DEAR MISS MANNERS: A client came in for tax season. We only see each other once a year. Anyway, in she came for her appointment; I came from around the corner in the office, saw her sitting/waiting, and greeted her with, “Oh! When are you due?” She looks about five to six months pregnant, but ISN’T!!!

We proceeded to discuss drinking enough water, medications, doctor visits, blood tests, etc. But the fact of the matter is she isn’t pregnant. How do I apologize for assuming? Should I apologize?

Has you ever made a blunder like this? What did you do to make amends?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.