It reminded me of a time on my mission when I tried my usual "don't smile" reverse psychology trick with disasterous result. Just so you know, this trick almost always leaves ay normal grouchy 3 year old giggling...they love to be told NOT to do something as loveable as smiling...and they get the humor in it. I love it. This one particular time, I did it to a little girl that I had just met in West Virginia and the freaky child ran screaming and crying from the room. When the investigator mom went to find out what happened, we could hear the little girl screaming, "THAT LADY MADE ME MAD!!!!" oops. We never really taught them again.
That one abberation to a fail proof trick has come full circle here in Korea where all I have to do is look at a kid and they burst into tears. Honestly I"m probably the first caucasian they've ever seen. Ok. I get it. I'm scary. Funny.