...presents increasing problems every year, because so many news items read as though they are spoofs. I assumed, at first, that the announcement of the imposition of a law punishing parents who - according to their children - fail to show adequate emotional attachment and affection, was a spoof.
A friend remembers an amusing incident when her daughter was discovered, sitting on the stairs and looking gloomy, by a rather distinguished writer who was visiting the family for dinner. "None of my family understand me" announced the child dramatically. She was about four at the time.
And, just for the record, the family was and is a very happy and united one, and the daughter, now long married and with child of her own, enjoys the story too.
I suppose, under the planned new law...