Re: TDKR SPOILERS (read at your own risk) - Part 5
He didn't take Alfred seriously. Deep down, he probably didn't think Alfred would ever leave him. In addition, in that one "Alfred?" it showed just how dependent Bruce is on him…he was like a son calling out for his dad.
When he actually did leave, that was a reality check for Bruce.
My life is like school on a Sunday...no class.