So, after the ‘checking in’ process was sorted, I was led into the ‘Community Room’ and parked there.
“Wait! Where is the help I was promised?”
“The doctor will be about shortly”
“Okay. I’ll wait.”
I sat down in the corner and observed the people—my fellow in-mates.
The whole group seemed to be rather lethargic.
“What this group needs is a shot of Beam” I thought to myself.
As I was watching, I spied a young, Ornamental Girl who seemed to have some energy left in her body.
And I wanted to have some chat with her.
Turns out later, her name was ‘Ethel’ (fake name) but no way I could have known that at this time. I just wanted to get close to her.
And, eventually, I did.
Rest is history.
After about two hours of ‘inmate watching’ I sat down, introduced myself and announced ‘I am the smartest person in this room.’
Imagine my surprise when the laughter hit me like a slow bullet.
But ‘Ethel,’ ‘ET’ that was her nic…. Sat down beside me…
Thus began yet another unrequited love affair…
More to come…
She is not Chinese, but I could not find any Cambodian-American songs.
This will have to suffice.