And it was ME who committed the faux pas. Oh my, I am just beside myself and I'm still reeling in embarrassment.
We went bowling last night with a few couples from our social group for those new to the Twin Cities area. There was a couple who was new. Sally and I organize these events. Sally told me that there was one couple coming where the wife is newly pregnant, but not yet showing.
I introduced myself to one of the new couples, who were socializing, but not bowling. I assumed (isn't that interesting???) the couple not bowling were the pregnant couple. Can you see where this is going??
When this couple were getting ready to leave, I asked the wife when she was due. I immediately saw the look of shock on her face and tried to do damage control. I immediately apologized profusely, many times, my face apparently was purple in embarrassment. Sally came up after overhearing and explained to her that another couple were to come, but were no shows, that she was newly pregnant and not showing and I mistook this couple for them.
The woman was gracious and understanding, but I couldn't get over my faux pas. I still get a pit in my stomach for even mentioning it. I know how rude it is to assume and make such comments. I would never otherwise mention it to anyone and felt horrible when I committed such an obvious and most ehell worthy breach.
After the couple left, Sally said it was fine. We told the waitress the story and when I was in the initial phase of the story, her eyes bugged out, but then when we told the rest of the story about expecting a pregnant couple, she said it was an easy mistake to make.
Oh my. I can't believe I committed such a HUGE etiquette faux pas! Dh just came into my office and asked why my face is so red! I'm obviously still feeling very embarrassed.
Cast me to ehell, my ehellions. I totally deserve it.