I’d really like to believe in Karma. There can be peace of mind in believing that people who deliberately do the wrong thing will have it coming to them. Of course, I realize that statement is counter to the principle of karma, but oh well. Thus is the life of someone who has had this principle tested all too often.
Here’s an example of that. I NEVER spit gum out into the street. Yet, I frequently seem to step in it. I’ll be getting out of my car, put my foot down and low and behold, the rubber has not only met the road, but now the bottom of my incredible find of (albeit last season’s) Jimmy Choo’s.
I do a lot of walking too for exercise. As I’m strolling along the city streets, I frequently see nails along the side of the road or in the intersection as I’m crossing. I pick up these nails and throw them into the bushes to spare a future driver from suffering the fate of a flat tire. This is a regular occurrence. In fact, there are few times when I’m walking that I don’t see nails in the road. Not that I’m keeping track, but I figure I really should be scoring some major karma points.
Well, on a recent Monday morning, I got into my car to head to work only to discover that one of my tires was very low for the 2nd time in a week. I took the car to my mechanic and sure enough there was a screw stuck in it. Mercifully, my mechanic was able to patch the tire and I didn’t need to buy a new one. As he was pointing out where the nail was, I saw something shiny from the other tire catching the light. I had yet another nail in another tire! Thankfully, that one could be patched too.
Maybe that’s ultimately how karma works. It only cost me $30 to repair the tires and of course I missed 2 hours of work. All in all, not bad!