I was in the store one recent afternoon. You were in the women’s section (closer to the bathing suits). With you was a little boy, who was sitting in the shopping cart seat, swinging his little legs, and a little girl who was in the aisle by the rack that you were looking through. For whatever reason you called him “Stupid” and his little legs stopped swinging. That’s inexcusable! When you were out of ear shot, he mumbled to himself, “I’m not stupid.” As I walked past him, I told him, “You’re right, you’re not stupid.” He smiled and his little legs started swinging again, this time faster then before. I really hope that these poor kids hang onto their self-worth and self-esteem, because you’re certainly not giving it to them.
Illustration: Ron Pitts