I have an appointment with a BK attorney tomorrow, and a little while ago I received a reminder phone call from the receptionist. When she told me her name, I was completely speechless, since I recognized her name as someone from my church! I hung up the phone and was thinking that maybe it was someone else with the same name. However, after doing some checking, I found that the attorney is also a member of my church (but attends at a different congregation time so I don't know her), making me pretty sure that the receptionist is the person I know.
I've known this gal since she was a child, I've taught her in church classes, I know her entire family, her mother is one of my best friends (so you'd think that I would have known where her daughter worked!), we have dozens of mutual friends, etc. It definitely is not the law firm that I would have chosen if I had known!
But, alas! Since the appointment is already made and confirmed, and obviously the receptionist knows who I am, it didn't seem worth looking for another attorney at this point. So I took a deep breath, called her back, told her that this is obviously embarrassing, and that I obviously don't want other people knowing my situation. She assured me that the attorney/client confidentiality applies to everyone in the office and that I don't need to worry.
Just another example of the bad luck that seems to follow us in anything related to finances! Of all the attorneys in the phone book and all of them that I called to pre-screen, I had to pick that one!