In a super market parking lot A woman shouted, "Mister". Then, more insistent, "Mister, Mister". I paid no attention... Surely, it wasn't meant for me. But the shout of, "Mister, Mister", persisted. So I turned to make sure, That I wasn't the mister she meant... But I was. "Mister" your avocado, You didn't put it in your bag. She handed me the avocado I left behind. And I, most grateful, gave my thanks, Which must have embarrassed her, Since, self-effacing, she turned And faded quickly into the mists of good deeds. And me, I smiled, Knowing I escaped the despair Of a lost avocado.