The Magic of Mrs. Po

The Magic of My Mrs. Po @ Market
4/08/11 - Once again Mrs. Po work miracle at market. Never fail, she take buggy and I take buggy, and I not see her again for 6 days, 12 hours. Master Po can put more miles on buggy than rickshaw have in lifetime, while looking for Mrs. Po – it not matter - he still never find her.
Master Po finish shopping in 5 minutes time - then he start his search for Mrs. Po who can vanish in market aisles like albino chameleon in rice patty. Up and down all numbered rows – low # to high, then back down again, high # to low. She nowhere to be found.
Master Po try the wait-it-out approach at fruit aisle, the last aisle in Wal-mart. This not work either, as Mrs. Po sense waiting is occurring in market, and only remains hidden further. Master Po walk by same persons 18 times during search. Trouble is, persons are strangers and Master Po not looking for them. He wonder how he can see people this many times, but not see Mrs. Po once.
When Master Po ask acquaintance if they see Mrs. Po, they say, “Yes, she next row over.” But it all a trick, as when Master Po look down that row, Mrs. Po still working magic and she not show herself.
I think Mrs. Po should offer her talents to TV show, "Without a Trace." But they not interested because they have no way to end show, if she not appear again.
You see, Mrs. Po can hide behind box of pop tarts without being seen. She can roll up in paper towel like circus contortionist. She can hold breath and hide in orange juice carton for many hours. During Easter season, she can crawl into hollow plastic egg, with her buggy and umbrella, and somehow be comfortable. I truly know no-one like Mrs. Po.
Waiting at check-out lane not work either. Wait so long, Master Po become suspect in casing out joint for future robbery. He catching eyes of store security man. He not have much choice. He wait in cold car in parking lot for remainder of time. He not upset because he used to it. If you see steamed windows in Suzuki, you know that is Master Po waiting for Mrs. Po, patiently as always. Very important to keep Mrs. Po happy.
There exist one alternative to finding Mrs. Po in store. I only use in emergency because after affects are not good.
Learned lesson long ago. Let eye wander to take quick peek at attractive lady in market, and Mrs. Po appear like jack-in-box from cantaloupe. This is not a good way for Mrs. Po to appear. If she summoned by this method, she not happy at all. Master Po not use this method since he 26 years old. It much better to wait in car, and to remain cold, but happy.
Only one other method worse, is to engage in ever-so-slight conversation with any lady of opposite sex, no matter what they look like. Mrs. Po can appear from thin air in 0.0001 milli-seconds, but she not happy with this summons either. This like awakening sleeping genie who has been resting for 5,000 years. It better to wait in car so we can live happily ever-after.

My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927

My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927
From Left: Son, Steve - Dad, Frank - Mom, Anastasia (Makar) - Sons; John, Mike, Frank, Chuck (Author's Dad) - Twins, Pete & Mary - Daughter, Catherine. Photo taken in Wilmore, PA