A (Polish) citizen on the window seat; blond as can be, eyes grey blue as can be. Very quiet, occasionally looking outside the window, minding his own business as he should. In the middle sits a little boy, mousy hair, soft brown eyes, asleep, leaning slightly over to his mom sitting on the aisle seat. The stewardesses are ready to serve lunch.
One of them, a polite brunette, gives the man his tray, he nods, then gives the lady her tray, she says "efharisto", then she looks puzzled about what to do with the boy who is asleep.
She resolves the issue by turning to the man who does not care about the kiddo, it is NOT HIS!!!, but is chewing silently and is looking outside the window, and asks him in perfect Greek: "Should I leave a tray for YOUR SON?" The man is surprised, does not understand what the lady just told him, and looks around for help. The mother, equally surprised, almost jumps on her seat, and says in Greek: "The child IS MINE!!! No need to leave a tray, thank you." The stewardess laughs and comments: "Oh! he is yours!!!"
Well, yes, he is leaning over her shoulder, the man does not give a damn, the colors and the language are different...helloooo!!!
A mostly dangerous attitude though; for obvious reasons and for all sorts of implications; I think it should be taken into consideration. To mistake a child to be someone else's, to not be careful on such issues, to not be double careful, to be convinced whose is it easily...It is nightmarish.
Plus, to make it a little lighter, King Solomon and Brecht would have something to say on the matter.