The following is from The Japery, all the way back in December, but I thought it deserved a look… I hope you’ll read it all.

It is reasonable to ask and expect people to turn off cell phones (I heard several), to remain quiet, and to escort potentially noisy members of their entourage to the rear and adjoining rooms where they may be treated (at this venue) to massive images of corpulent Franciscan-friendly popes. There is no need for a special prejudice against children, who are often quiet, if not asleep. What about adults who acquire a hacking cough, a sneezing fit, those with certain mental handicaps? Why is their potential menace so less a matter of concern?

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