Alex was around 4 years old.
As everyone that knows Alex today can imagine, he was quite an energized, if not somewhat unpredictable little boy. As the story goes, his mom and I had taken him to a nice restaurant for a Saturday morning breakfast. Upon entering the restaurant, we see sitting at a table by himself a middle aged man. For what ever reason or inspiration, Alex walked up to this gentleman and just blurted, “Hey man, you’re BALD!…..
Being totally embarrassed, we grabbed Alex and profusely apologized to the shaved head man, discussing with Alex throughout his breakfast the importance of discretion and politeness. Alex, feeling remorse, decided at the end of breakfast to amend his earlier gaffe…Soooo, Alex walked up to the gentleman, looked him square in the eyes, and said with all the sincerity of a 4 year old….”I sorry mister for calling you bald, but did you know you were FAT, too.” It was a long time before we’d take Alex out in public, again.
– posted by Dinos & Cherie Liollio (Alex’s parents)