A shy little 4-year-old went with his mother to a department store.
The store manager tried to strike up a conversation with the boy by asking, “How old are you?”
The manager then asked, “Don’t you know how old you are?”
Immediately four tiny fingers went up.
“Oh,” replied the manager, “and do you know how old that is?”
Four little fingers went up once again.
Continuing the effort to get a response, the manager asked, “Can’t you talk?”
The shy little child looked at him and replied, “Yes, can’t you count?”