ABSENT FATHERS

You ran a quote from a callous father: "The money I'm going to spend on my kid I could spend instead on a Lamborghini." In the interest of objectivity, here's what I overheard a woman snarl at her ex several years ago : "If I want to spend the kids' money on a new outfit for myself when I go dating my new boyfriend, that's none of your damned business."

DAVID R. MOSS

Los Angeles

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