I've just read your message after posting 'Kids again'. Your story is
appalling, and makes me very angry. I'm so sorry you had such ungracious
University of Glasgow
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From: "Meredith Dixon" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2001 8:03 PM
Subject: Re: Kids
> I agree. I visited England in 1996, and most of my trip was pleasant,
> though, because of my various health problems, it was physically taxing
> around and see the sights. At the Ashmolean in Oxford, however, I was
> standing rather unsteadily, leaning partly on my cane and partly on the
> and placidly looking at an exhibit, when a group of kindergarten children
> running into the bay where I was. The kids were loud and racketty, and I
> afraid one of them would bump into me, but I did my best to ignore them,
> though several of them were more interested in me than in the exhibit.
> The teacher said disapprovingly, "This will never do" -- and I thought she
> about to tell the children to stop bothering me. Instead, to my shock,
> spoke to the guard, and the guard came and said I would have to leave
> my presence was distracting for the children.
> I hadn't spoken to the children, or said or done a thing except to have
> bad luck to be there when they suddenly descended upon me. The guard
> that the museum existed for educational purposes and that therefore school
> groups had priority over all other visitors, but I still think it was
> Meredith Dixon <[log in to unmask]>
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