That docent was rude. An adult or older child would know that "I beg your pardon. Were you talking to me?" would be a mannered response. This boy is at an age when many children would be unsure, and perhaps he did not hear at all. But this question was rudely addressed to the accompanying parent. Evil Lotus would had snapped off something in Elsewherian, and would have considered being annoying, but though Evil Lotus thinks up these ill-mannered but amusing things to do, Actual Lotus doesn't do them. I might have said, "I don't think my son heard you," in slightly chilly tones, followed by, "Come, Sprout, let's go look at the water lilies."