You Can’t Always Get What You WantJuly 13, 2011
Here’s a true fact: If I have to get somewhere quickly, I will hit every red light along the way, and wind up stuck behind someone driving half the speed limit. But when I really need a red light so I can reach into the back seat and get my sunglasses out of my man-purse, every light will turn green just as I approach.
This is a karmic phenomenon I can connect with this weird thing that happens when I spend hours at my desk waiting for an important call, hit the can for a minute, and come back to find my message light flashing. “Sorry I missed you — I’m leaving for the day, so I’ll call you tomorrow.”
I also do not like it when the cashier in the express lane at the grocery feels the need to talk to every customer ahead of me about their purchases while slowly examining each item before bagging it. “Oh, this looks tasty — have you had it before? Maybe I should try it … “