So there you are; it's completely his fault.
Well, perhaps not completely. It's not as though he held a gun to my head. My actions were my own, but they weren't without the urging of a third, deceased party. So it's mostly his fault.
At any rate, I may have... offered myself, in some inappropriate capacity, to my superior officer. Unnecessarily.
Apparently, when a woman is interested in becoming a mother and she informs you that she would like you to be 'involved' in the 'process', she doesn't necessarily mean... what I had initially thought. What most would have thought, I suspect. How was I to have known she meant she was considering adoption??
I'd... really rather prefer not delving into it much beyond that, actually. It was all very embarrassing, a huge misunderstanding on my part. And it made for a rather uncomfortable experience at work for the remainder of the week.
A leg up indeed...