Wasn't Deaf as a Kid (plus new kicks)

The other day I was walking down the street and there was a loud bang! noise at a construction site. Really loud. I watched the people in the street all sort of jolt and freeze for a sec. But I didn't jolt and freeze. I never jolt and freeze. The loud noise was surprising to me but it caused no jolt. I just watched everyone else jolt and freeze. And it reminded me that this has been going on as long as I can remember...

When I was a little little kid like 1 or 2 or whatever-- apparently I was pretty mellow. Laid back sorta chill or whatever. I could be bratty but I was totally unconcerned about loud noises. Like if something happened like my mom would drop a plate or whatever-- my brother (18 mos older) would get scared and jolt or cry but I would sit there like nothing happened. I didn't react to loud noises at all. I didn't seem to notice. Zero impact. It wernt normal. My parents started to get concerned that I was deaf--  so they took me to a doctor to get tested.

As the story goes, (this seems very Little House Dr. Baker-ish) but the doctor put me on a table and faced me to the wall. I sat there for a while staring at the wall. Then he clapped loudly behind my head. I didn't jolt but I turned around and gave him a look like, 'WTF, Doc? Why you all clapping at my head and sht, doc?' And I was pronouced undeaf. Not very scientific but he was right. It's weird that as a grownup I still have this non-reaction to loud noises. I guess that was just hardwired in.

I probably would suck at being as soldier. I'd be the dumb dumb guy that dudes would have to grab by the back of the shirt and yell, "Get down, stupid!" didn't you hear the shot?!  Last to react...

Orrrr... maybe I'd be more Duvall in Apocalypse Now?! All non-reacting to an explosion 10 feet away like cool like!? FF to :40...

(more likely the former tho...)

In other news, I got new sneakers! What do you think? Got extra yellow! Feel free to give em a letter grade! (ignore the pajama pants)

ok bye!