ignoring him until an unexpected incident reveals the owner’s deafness, changing their dynamic.
Every morning, the watchman dutifully opened and closed the ornate gates of the grand estate, greeting the owner with a warm smile and a simple “Good morning, sir.” However, his efforts were consistently met with silence. The watchman, perplexed by the lack of acknowledgment, began to question whether the owner appreciated his greetings at all.
Days turned into weeks, and the watchman’s frustration grew. He pondered over the possibility that the owner was purposely ignoring him. Doubt seeped into his routine, overshadowing the warmth of his morning greetings. Still, he continued his duties with dedication, though the cheerfulness in his voice waned.
One chilly morning, as the watchman was closing the gates, he noticed a commotion inside the house. Concerned, he approached the owner, who seemed oblivious to the noise. Tentatively, the watchman touched the owner’s shoulder, and to his surprise, there was no response. It was then that he realized the owner couldn’t hear him.