A number of New Zealand airlines will not allow unaccompanied children to sit next to men on flights claiming this prevents the danger of potential molestation.
In light of the increasing number of female teachers that can't seem to keep their pants on around their students, shouldn't women be treated in a similar manner?
The real threat to children are the parents that let the their little saunter across the country and around the globe unchaperoned.
So instead of treating innocent passengers as deviants, perhaps regulations should be promulgated forbidding children from flying unattended.
But then again such rules would impinge upon the single parent and other related rackets that insist it is everybody's responsibility but their own to look out for the best interests of their progeny.
Copyright 2005 by Frederick Meekins