Forget it, I’ve found one …
So… what Happened?
So, what happened? I hear you ask. Well….nothing; if you were expecting the sky to open up, and thunder erupting, sucking all the sinners up and taking them away.
There were a load of coincidences.
There is a good story about the Irishman who was looking for a parking space. He was late for a meeting and getting more and more desperate. In anguish, he looked up to the sky and said,
‘Please God, I’m desperate! Please God, get me a parking space!’
He then went on, ‘ If you just get me a space, I promise I’ll stop drinking, smoking and fornicating, for ever more. I promise!’
Just then, by chance he found a parking space. Once again, looking up to God, he said,
‘Don’t worry… I’ve already found one!’
I think we’re all a bit like this now and again!
So, I suppose, going back to my own situation, when looking at things on their own, there was nothing extraordinary to report. However, when taken together as a group, it seems a little more weird.
Firstly, from that day on ( the day of the ritual) I didn’t bother about worrying about the garage flooding. When it rained hard, as it did, and frequently, I no longer rushed out with the pump, trying to beat away the water pouring down the hill in the direction of the garage. Other people’s garages and basements flooded, but ours never did. Strange? Perhaps no. I was just lucky.
Secondly, at the condominium assembly meeting ( in my absence – I had long given up attending!) they decided to install autonomous gas heating to the whole condo; each apartment having their own system. Again, nothing special here. Only that, before the episode of having my gas pipes ripped up, everyone had been unanimous in not wanting it! Perhaps, my efforts had brought their attention to the fact of it being beneficial to everyone! Who knows!
Thirdly, 6 months later, the lady next door, you remember the Sicilian family who had been so economical in their heating consumption, a lady of 54 years and in previously good health, when out shopping with her daughter, felt a bit ill and was taken to hospital. After a day in hospital – she died. Now, this was strange. She had had no previous heart or any other health problems, so here there was really no logical explanation. Other than, yes, people sometimes die unexpectantly.
Fourthly, another man, who had been arrogant about the virtues of oil central heating; and was on a backhander from the administrator – [or, at least, so they say] – after a year developed a cancer, and … died. Unexpected? He was about 70, so perhaps not. But it was nonetheless very sudden all the same.
I don’t know. I really don’t know. But it was strange. Very strange.
However, if I were to tell you that since then, I have done other things not dissimilar, and … well … strange. Crazy stuff! Strange coincidences all the time!
And the man who ripped up my pipes? What happened to him, I hear you ask. Well… Nothing. He is still living in the same flat. With his wife, who now has a struggle walking. I must admit, I was a little surprised nothing happened to him. But nothing.
My reasoning for why nothing happened to him is, perhaps not very convincingly, but I reckon it’s because he is a bit dimwitted. I mean, that he is so stupid and ignorant, what he did he probably truly thought was really not wrong, and so he had a clear conscience. They say ignorance is bliss! Perhaps it’s true!
And, I have forgiven him. Obviously!: Not forgotten, just forgiven!!