|Dan let the unsuspecting Gail come that close to being another crime statistic.|
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After boarding a crowded vaporetto in Venice, my wife, Gail, found a space in the last row of seats, but I was forced to stand a few feet behind her. As she pulled out our Rick Steves' Italy guidebook, a young man looking over her shoulder saw it and nudged the girl standing beside him to show her what my wife was reading. As I watched, he pantomimed hitting Gail over the head and ripping the book from her hands. His companion, after a brief look of surprise, smiled and enthusiastically nodded yes, then they broke into laughter. Gail read on, unaware of the danger of flashing such a valuable treasure in public.
— Dan in Shelton, WA
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