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December 2, 2008
The little boy, no older than six, rushed up to me. He had on cute pleated khakis and a bright yellow shirt. I was caught off guard when he started to speak to me. I had to ask him to repeat what he’d tried to tell me.

“Mister, you have a weird shaped head.”

Bold, to the point, acute observation. But how do you handle being insulted by a tike? I smiled, asked him if he believed it was true. And he nodded yes. Only minutes later, I had a dozen snappy comebacks. All too late, though. The damage’s done.