FROM THE STAFF

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This week the girls from this of­fice may have helped save a tod­dler’s life.

Just as we were about to en­ter an eatery that we fre­quent more than a healthy BMI al­lows, we spot­ted the kid tot­ter­ing through the car park.

As he ma­neu­vered his way around var­i­ous makes and mod­els, I sti­fled a scream.

It was a fu­tile ef­fort be­cause sec­onds later I yelled ‘‘stop’’ to a car that was turning to­wards him and luck­ily the driver braked in time. But that may have been be­cause an­other passerby ac­tu­ally sig­nalled the driver to stop.

The jury is out on that one.

The child was obliv­i­ous to all and it turned out he had es­caped from a shop where his mother had been look­ing for him.

I must ad­mit I wanted to tell her she had been ir­re­spon­si­ble, but after­wards I was glad I didn’t as tod­dlers who have just dis­cov­ered feet and their func­tion­al­ity are a hazard.

No mum needs a lec­ture on that.

Mah­vash Ali

Reporter

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