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  1. Rev. Svend la Rose

    Another etiquette nightmare:

    I’m on a second date with a girl (18-20) who brings her parents along. She introduces me as “Mr. and Mrs. Hername, this is Svend.” She does not introduce me as “Fr. Svend” or “Fr. la Rose,” the latter of which is proper. In the middle of dinner, just after I have successfully pulled rank, she reveals she is pregnant, by another man (as we have never had sex), which othermanness is unknown to the parents. They are conservative and PISSED. They demand that I sign a paternity declaration before I leave.

    What should I do?

    PS – Some of these nightmares relate to my fiction work, rather than actual life.

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