I was at the local grocery store, stocking up on water chesnuts, chow mein noodles, sugar snap peas, and carrots for tonight's dinner (can you tell that we're having stir-fry?) and I saw a girl who was approximately 14 *sucking her thumb.* All I know was that she was almost as tall as me, and she was sucking her thumb.
It's cute when you're two. At 14, I can't begin to imagine the social stigma you would suffer. I never hoped I would be one of those people who stared, but I'm afraid that I did for a minute. Then, I caught myself staring, and had to look away.