Alright Karma, ENOUGH!
So, I have a confession for you on this Wednesday.. Back when I was young (er), this guy I worked with had a crush on me. He was SO not my type, but after dealing with stupidity for a little while, I decided to engage him. I cannot say how many ways he wasn’t my type as there is a possibility that he might read this (yeah, I wrote that) but let’s just say there wasn’t gonna be a future. Not even if he wished upon a star. There was a slight issue tho:
He was separated from his wife.
Now, I realize that “separated” is a word that mostly 2520’s use and is one of the best #swindles known to man. But at this point, his wife had taken their children, moved to another state and turned to a life of muff diving. This made the work atmosphere a little easier because all three of us worked together. (yeah, I wrote that too) Let’s just say that I was much younger and felt more invincible back then. Not only that, but let’s just say that Karma might have been the last thing on my mind.
Fast forward a little bit, and he takes me out. At this point we’re spending some time together, his family likes how well spoken I am. Not to toot my own horn, but I was an upgrade from the wife. (WIFE!) We sleep together maybe a time or two and then I disappeared off the face of his earth. I haven’t spoken to him in years, but I’m having a slight problem with my current life that made him run across my mind last week. The fact that he found me on Facebook DID NOT help the situation any. (My Facebook pic is a pair of sneakers, and I don’t use my real name. FML!)
Problem: To this day, married men LOVE me! I know that this isn’t a particular problem that’s specific to me. But it isn’t just married men. It’s men with girlfriends. Men with pregnant girlfriends. Men that try to get at me in front of the wife. I mean, “I’ll speak in English, because my wife only talks in Creole.” Things like THAT! And I’m getting a little tired of it.
I have to sit back and wonder if this is Karma’s way of hitting me 7-fold because of the situation with the “Separated Guy.” I’m wondering if what’s happening to me now is a direct result of me not waiting til papers came through before I let him take me to see “War of the Worlds.” Is this gonna be my life from now til forever more? If this is what I sewed, then shouldn’t the crop that I reap have come and gone by now?
I mean, we talk about Karma all the time. But truthfully, how long is Karma gonna make me pay!? REALLY!?!? It’s been over 5 years at this point. I mean, do I have to wait 7 years, like when people file for Bankruptcy? Is it 7 years and then interest? Because honestly, I ain’t got that kinda time. If another married man tells me that he needs me in his life I’m gonna LOSE it! If that 24-year-old with the pregnant girlfriend tells me that I’m his soul mate ONE MO TIME!! I’m gonna set him on fire. A LITERAL 4-alarm blaze!! They say that space shuttles can only see the Great Wall from space. Well, that fire will be the 2nd thing they can see from space!
How long do you think I should pay? Karma is slapping me every which way from Sunday with this one here.. I really feel like the universe I live in, the parallel one, AND the Matrix have all conspired to make sure I remember. And I have to look Heaven-ward and say, “I remember!! Lemme LONE!” Do I have to work a rosary-bead? I mean, I’m not Catholic, but I’ll do it.
What do you think? Do you believe in Karma? Do you have a special relationship with her? (yes, she’s a woman) And if so, can you ask her how long this is supposed to last? I’m sure we all have regrets, but do you feel like you’ve done your penance? Is this one of those situations where I need to forgive myself first? Because I honestly feel like I have. UGH! Go ahead, you can preach in the comments…
Peace and Love, Nick