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During a crisis in The Simpsons, Helen Lovejoy, the nosy wife of the minister, raises her eyes to heaven and asks “Won’t somebody think about the children?”
I need to ask the same question, but with a little more sincerity. Recently I was leaving a restaurant and I passed by a table with a little girl and her father. I smiled at the girl (aged about 6 or 7), because that’s what I do. She did not smile back, and I heard her say “Daddy, why did that lady smile at me?” I did not hear his response, but I was stunned by the question.