After some false starts, I figured out who he was talking about and bowed my head in his direction. He told me to go over and speak with him, which I did. When I got back, there was a heaping bowl of food at "my " plate and I felt like I had 400 eyes staring at me to ensure I ate every morsel. Since I had no choice, I ate food I did not recognize or even like and ate every last morsel.
It was sort of embarrassing when the monks suddenly got up to leave, I had no idea whether I should go with them to a study session or something or say put. Needless to stay I decided to remain seated, not an easy task considering I had to be in yoga position and ensure I did not point my feet at anyone, especially a monk! t was embarrassing, I must tell you, when a woman server bowed before me, as if I was a monk!
I am sure this story will find its' way into one of my future books in one form or another.
The first thing the dentist said to me after he pried off the crown was " O my God" I figured he must have said something in Cambodian so I asked him to repeat it and there was no doubt what he said..."O My God!" What was I in for, I thought to myself, especially after he called in a "specialist". He said you better go and have an X ray before we do anything.
I felt the dollar bills adding up by the minute. I had my X ray and the specialist said you need a new crowns and a bridge. I did not know exactly what he was talking about but thought I would have to take out a mortgage on my house.
He slowly told me how much it would cost...$180.00 per crown, $2 for an Xray and so on. If you have had dentist work in the west, you know it is $100 before they even say hello. Assuming the quality of the work is the same it is the bargain of the century.
Reread my story, It all Started in Mandalay and see if you can figure out which parts are strictly my imagination and which parts are things that may have actually happened.