Re: frighten the children (that'll be the day)
Trigun: "you might frighten the children"
Children treat me with utter contempt, as a resource to be exploited. They take one look at me and decide that I am both harmless and malleable.
I was in a shop, harmlessly looking at a low level display of various stationary items (staplers, I think). A man and small boy entered the shop. The man goes to a different display across the floor, the little boy walks immediately over to me and stands between me and what I'm looking at. I hold out my hands to usher him sideways so I can make my choice of stapler, and he literally grabbed hold of my hands and started walking up my legs.
I mean, WTF???
I had never seen him before in my life. I don't even look like Mr Bean.