I agree. I visited England in 1996, and most of my trip was pleasant, even though, because of my various health problems, it was physically taxing to go 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 wall, and placidly looking at an exhibit, when a group of kindergarten children came running into the bay where I was. The kids were loud and racketty, and I was afraid one of them would bump into me, but I did my best to ignore them, even 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 was about to tell the children to stop bothering me. Instead, to my shock, she spoke to the guard, and the guard came and said I would have to leave because my presence was distracting for the children. I hadn't spoken to the children, or said or done a thing except to have the bad luck to be there when they suddenly descended upon me. The guard said that the museum existed for educational purposes and that therefore school groups had priority over all other visitors, but I still think it was unfair. -- Meredith Dixon <[log in to unmask]> Check out *Raven Days*: http://www.ravendays.org For victims and survivors of bullying. And for those who want to help.