“I wasn’t kicked in the head with no horse, was I, George?”
“Be a damn good thing if you was,” George said viciously. “Save ever’body a hell of a lot of trouble.”
– John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2. George treats Lennie like a child. Luckily he isn’t a child, or George would be in trouble with the child protection authorities for abusing a child.