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Not just embarrassing – horrifying. I was at work, I’m an RN working in a birth center, riding up in the elevator to our L&D unit, and there was a man with his little boy of about 4 years old, and the little boy was carrying flowers. I said, ‘Are you going to visit your mommy and a new baby brother or sister?” The child put his face in his dad’s leg to hide, and dad answered, ‘My wife delivered our stillborn baby last night”. I stammered out an apology for his loss, got off the elevator a floor early, and went into the bathroom and cried. I will never speak to a family on the elevator ever again, never make that kind of assumption ever again.