I was driving home from work the other day and saw a girl, perhaps ten or eleven years old, holding a piece of paper and bawling her eyes out. She was so distraught, walking fast and crying, I wondered if I should stop.
It was probably math. With girls that age it’s always math. I have a black belt in algebra, I could have helped maybe. But I didn’t dare.
It’s sad but now reaching out to help a child that way can bring you a world of trouble. Parents are terrified that there are sex-fiends hiding behind every bush, waiting for our kids. We all studiously mind our own business now, and avoid trouble.
But I swear I’m not one of those!
I hope somone was able to talk her back down.