If you’re riding the public transportation in Vienna and it’s crowded and you’re standing next to a pretty 15-year old dark-haired girl, you might somehow think it’s a good idea to stealthily put your arm around her, but it’s not. In fact, it’s a sure way to get a very sharp elbow in the ribs.
Because that girl is my daughter Beta, you see. Somewhere in Vienna this morning, a man with strong B.O. is rubbing his ribcage, replaying the events of yesterday afternoon and wondering what went wrong. Or maybe he’s being more polite to women.
I’m awfully proud of her, but I do hope she doesn’t get her ass kicked some day. I’m trying to talk her into taking the dirtiest dirty-fighting class we can find, just in case.