Friday, April 30, 2010

All in a day's work

The little girl looked up at me, all innocent eyes and curly golden pig tail hair. She asked, "Are you a stranger?" With big blue eyes, staring into me.

I smiled. I said, "Yes, honey, I am."

"I'm not supposed to talk to strangers."

"Very good!" I said, crouching down. I said, "You're a smart girl! Would you like some candy?"

She eyed me, suddenly wary. She bit her lower lip, toeing the floor. "I'm not supposed to talk to strangers."

"Sure!" I said, "But would you like some candy?" I reached dramatically into my coat pocket.

The little girl took off, running away from me, shouting: "Danger! Stranger Danger! Danger!"

I smiled, stood and walked the other way. "Smart little girl," I thought to myself.