Mr. Singh

The tax numbers didn’t work, so we had to visit Mr. Singh. Have I mentioned Mr. Singh? Bernie has a watch that belonged to his grandfather. Not Mr. Singh’s grandfather – Bernie’s. Forget about Mr. Singh’s grandfather. Bernie’s grandfather had a ranch right where we live now on Mesquite Road, but way bigger, going on and on. The watch stays in the safe until our finances get really messy. Then we take it to Mr. Singh.

“Ah, Bernie and Chet,” said Mr. Singh. “What  a busy year I am having, and this is the busiest day in it.” He took the watch. “My very favorite timepiece – I would love to take it to Antiques Roadshow. Will they ever come to the Valley?”

“Don’t know,” Bernie said. “But you’d be a star.”

Mr. Singh gave a shy smile. I like that shy human smile, eyes looking down, feet shuffling. He handed over some money. “Time for a bite or two of curried goat, if I happened to have some warming in the back?”

If he happened to have some warming – that was a good one. I’d smelled that curried goat while we were pulling into Mr. Singh’s parking lot. I headed toward the back of Mr. Singh’s shop, trying hard not to run.


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5 Responses to “Mr. Singh”

  1. Diane Brodson
    3:15 am on April 15th, 2009

    Chet – Your blog is usually the first smile or chuckle of my day. Have a second helping of the curried goat… you are wonderful!

  2. B. Stover
    3:33 am on April 15th, 2009

    I second that.

  3. Rebecca Rice
    9:10 am on April 15th, 2009

    You're such a good dog– trying not to run. You could teach my homicidal/suicidal cats a thing or two about room-to-room manners…

  4. C. Harris
    11:38 am on April 15th, 2009

    Hmmm…Chet have you ever been on a farm and seen baby goats (so cute), curious cows (with big brown eyes) and gamboling sheep? Have you ever made the connection between animals you walk among (or perhaps in your case chase), and the food you are eating? Don't get me wrong, I am not a vegetarian, but being close to your food source makes one respectful of its life. I just wonder if you have had an opportunity for inter-species friendships?

    In some countries even members of your tribe are a food source.

  5. Flash Website Builder
    8:59 pm on May 31st, 2011

    Hey there! We are reading the blog Chet The Dog
    : Mr. Singh for a while finally got the bravery to go ahead and provide you with a hello out via Humble Tx! I just want to tell you keep up the great work Flash Website Builder …

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