Few years back in Chinese calendar, year of NCIS, when all
housewives in awe of Mark Harmon on TV show, I get call from Pap Joe Nastasi on
phone. I know this happen on such night cause Mrs. Po usually answer phone, but
this time, she let it ring – only time she not pick up phone in our house is
when Mark Harmon is on TV.
[Never confirmed, but I think at same time Mrs. Po’s
mom, is also watching same show with same actor at her residence in Graystone
Apartments in Richland.] It is impossible to hide woman’s apparent appreciation
for Mark Harmon.
I say, “Hello,” and learn it is Pap Nastasi and he ask me
some question. I not know answer but I
say, “hold on and I check with Terri.” aka Mrs. Po. She sitting no further than 7 feet from me
watching the show on CBS. I try softly
to get her attention by saying, “sweetie.”
Again I repeat, a tad louder, “Sweetie.” She not look at me at all. She act like she harvest opium from temple
field and sample a large kilo herself.
Again, I say even louder, “SWEETie.”
Again, no nod from Mrs. Po that she is even close to coherent.
** Here, Mrs. Po version of story and mine differ. She claim she was watching “The Voice” with
Adam Levine and Usher, but I sure it’s not that show, cause I would have been
glued to Shakira, if so. Rule: Do not
mess with monks watching Shakira. **
I go back to phone and say to Joe, “wait a second, I have to
get Terri’s attention, she’s mesmerized by NCIS plot.” But I really know, she in spell with Mark
Harmon, known for good looks even though his hair turning gray. Again – this time mild yell – “SWEETIE” and
still get no response.
Finally, I scream at her, “SWEEEEEEETIE !!!!!” and she jump and scream back, ”WHAT?”
I say, “Didn’t you hear me?”
She answer, “Yes, but I thought you were talking to Joe.” I tell Joe that story then on phone and we
laugh for half hour. Ever since then,
Joe become “Sweetie” for Master Po and for all I know, Mark Harmon become new
“Sweetie” for Mrs. Po too.