He reluctantly agreed, then brightened up. "You could ask him out when the matter is over." I discretely rolled my eyes. He might have seen me, because he started talking about how he thought said client was a nice, upstanding young man, blah blah blah.**
I felt like retorting that maybe if he thought this client was so great, he should ask him out himself. But that would not be appropriate, so I kept my mouth shut.
Of course, randomly suggesting I date a client is also inappropriate, but pointing that out to my boss would only have lead to a protracted discussion over something I felt did not entirely deserve a response.
I just hope he doesn't try to get the client to ask me out. That would be awkward. It is hard enough trying to get people to respect the fact that I am a smart lawyer, without my boss acting like my job is a dating service.
*Lawyers are not supposed to date their clients, except where the lawyer and the client were already dating before the client became a client.
** This is where I started tuning my boss out.