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Great Education for the Kids

Traveling to Europe is a fine way to expose your children to history, art, foreign languages, and prostitution. I was 10 when my parents first took me to Amsterdam. Walking to dinner the first night we passed a lady sitting in a window, dressed in what I took to be a not-very-convincing Catwoman costume. On her lap was a fluffy Siamese cat. A sign in the window said “$75 USD.”

“Can we buy him, Dad? Can we?” I begged. “Canwecanwe?”

“She’s not selling the cat,” he replied. And that was that.

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