A mother and her two daughters (15 and 13 years old) visiting New York from England had a problem when the mother came down with pneumonia and was hospitalized.
"Too weak to wave goodbye, their mother was forced to leave Gemma and Katie in the custody of social workers who asked them “do you have any homicidal tendencies?” and “which street gangs do you belong to?”. Gemma, a student at Bideford College, replied: “I am a member of Appledore library.” "
A priceless moment!
See the article in the Times.