Most of us have been in that situation, oh, too many times. We just wanted to stop in for some Coke and Suzy Q's after a tough day at wherever, and on the way in, or out, or both, we were subject to a random sprinkling of suggestive, lewd, and/or insulting remarks. Or maybe we just had to endure an intimidating stare-down. You used to think, "What do these kids have against me?", but now you think, "I'm tired of this shit."
BARRY, Wales--Though he did not know it at the time, the idea came to Howard Stapleton when he was 12 and visiting a factory with his father, a manufacturing executive in London.
Opening the door to a room where workers were using high-frequency welding equipment, he found he could not bear to go inside.
"The noise!" he complained.
"What noise?" the grownups asked.
Seems a bit inhumane, but...