There is a good chance my boss just told me she has herpes and an even better chance that I responded with “Oh I get those all the time!” which would explain the horrified look I recieved in response). Looking back, I now realize that conversation could have gone substantially different if I did not mistakenly assume that “herpes” was simply the italian word for “coldsores”. However, according to the italian/english dictionary I immediately consulted  afterward, it turns out “herpes” is just the itlian word for “herpes”………… fantastic.