Where are the People?

The Big Mysteries of Life: Part 5

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“You seem to be frantically searching for something, Rinpoche. Don’t tell me you’ve mislaid another of the mutilated mice that you keep bringing into the house?”

“No, Daddi, I’m looking for the people. I hear their voices everyday, but I can’t see the people now.”

“It’s worrying that you’ve started hearing voices, Rinpoche. Perhaps this hot weather is making you overtired and confused. Come and relax with me on the couch until you feel better.”

“There’s nothing wrong with me, Daddi. You hear the voices too.”

“I do?”

“Yes, when we watch the box you call TV, we both see the people and hear them speaking. Then they suddenly disappear. At first I thought they lived inside the TV, but I’ve examined it very carefully, and they definitely would not all fit into the TV box. Where do they go, Daddi? Are they hiding somewhere?”

“No, Rinpoche, they are not hiding. The picture you see vanishes when I switch off the TV set.”

“So, you are to blame for this, Daddi? What have you done to the people? It’s not fair of you to tease them and make them disappear!”

“Calm down, Rinpoche! There’s no need to be so upset. Look… I’ll bring the people back for you… See? There they are!”

“How did you do that, Daddi?”

“With my remote control, Rinpoche.”

“I don’t understand about this remote control, Daddi. Is this another of the big mysteries of life?”

“I guess it is, Rinpoche. You could say it’s the great mystery of technology.”

(Read Part 4 here)

The End. 

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