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I know that parents should try and shield their children from things that ought to be beyond their years, but sometimes I think it’s better to tell the truth, rather than make up a phony story.

The problem arises when a mother tries to hide the truth from her young daughter, but a cab driver is of the mind that telling her the truth would be the better thing to do.

Once there was a mother who was accompanied by her small daughter and they had spent the day shopping in New York City.

The mother was trying to hail a cab, when her daughter noticed several wildly dressed women who were loitering on a nearby street corner.

The mother finally hailed her cab and they both climbed in.

The daughter asks her mother, “Mommy, what are all those ladies waiting for by that corner?”

The mother replies, “Those ladies are waiting for their husbands to come home from work.”

The cab driver, upon hearing this exchange, turns to the mother and says, “Ahhhhhhh, C’mon lady! Why don’t you just tell your daughter the truth. For crying out loud. They’re hookers!”

A brief period of silence follows, and the daughter then asks, “Mommy, do those ladies have any children?”

The mother replies, “Of course they do dear. Where do you think cab drivers come from?”

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