Faulty Hearing at Walmart - Super Bowl Sunday, 2011
Master Po continue to grow old gracefully as his ears not working very good lately. If you visit recently, you see him watching TV in Temple with huge ear phones set to pick up sound from TV set. This make him great conversationalist with Mrs. Po in evenings spending quality time here in our rec room. Head set is large enough that he pick up signals from life forms many galaxies away too. It is a site for sure. If you come to house, do not expect Master Po to hear door bell, door knocks, or any emergency sirens either. Mrs. Po hear these things still fairly good.
Today, Super bowl Sunday, after church, Master and Mrs. Po go to Walmart to pick up some food for game time. Master Po not wear head set to church so he hear very little what pastor have to say in sermon.
At Walmart, he not know any questions clerk ask us as we check out. Good thing Mrs. Po’ s ears still work – only sound she can’t hear is voice of Master Po here in Temple. I think it is due to purposeful tuning out, but that only my opinion. She hear grandkids' voices every time.
Mrs. Po go to lav after checkout. Master Po start out door. He see greeter man wave to him and yell something as he push cart out door. Master Po also think he hear some bells going off. (Later realize own ears are ringing). He think man yelling at him, cause he think Master Po trying to steal merchandise. Master Po not guilty of shop lifting but he stop dead in tracks, and stare at man with panic look on face.
Buggy stop so fast, many items fly forward and fruit rolls out of bags. Master Po sandals slip on floor too. He almost get robe and pant legs caught in buggy wheels. Shopper behind Master Po run her buggy into Achilles’ heels of Master Po too. This cause great pain and much discomfort.
Why did man yell? Greeter man is also Good bye man too. He repeat to Master Po “thank you for shopping at Walmart, have a great day.” Only then Master Po realize man was not accusing him of shop lifting.
Master Po continue, limping out store door but he not very happy man. Monks not like to call attention to ourselves, especially in busy Walmart. Mrs. Po learn of episode in car, (closed rickshaw) and she find it very humorous.
Master Po hope to enjoy game now. Please no calls. He wear huge head set, and cannot hear any phones ringing. But he hope advanced life forms send him winner of game info, so he can call Temple bookie.