Written by Captain Mary on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Have you ever had one of those days? Yesterday I was helping a friend get their home ready for a big party. A party for their Mom who was getting ready to celebrate her 90th birthday. Family from everywhere was coming to town for this fantastic event. I was helping by cleaning and doing the detail work that Susan couldn't get to. I was cleaning around the air vents on the ceiling when I saw that the chandelier needed a good cleaning. The family will be sitting in the dining room and would notice the dusty glass, so I started cleaning and polishing the fixture above the dining room table. Suddenly the fixture broke free of the ceiling and began to fall, I tried to stop it and with its sheer weigh it threw me back off the chair I was standing on, the fixture crashed on to the table smashing the crystal candle holders and bowl below, gouging the teak table and then the light exploded. After picking myself up from the ground all I could do is break down into tears I was just trying to help a friend get ready for a once in a life time event. I looked at the damage and shouted some select words, not knowing what I could do to fix this, or even why this happened.

Finally finished cleaning the mess and was leaving a note for Susan with some cash to start paying for the damage, she came home. I told Susan what had happened and all she could say is "Are you all right?", she made me take the money back and again I broke into tears. Karma again, but what did I do to deserve bad Karma? I was just trying to help. I then told Susan "Lester is going to kill me when he sees what I did", I hardly got the words out of mouth when Lester, her husband walked through the door. Karma again, his reply to the event was "how about a drink". We all sat around the kitchen and had an afternoon cocktail, they wouldn't let me leave until I felt better about the small tragedy. There are so many good people in this world and I am lucky enough to know them. I still can't help wondering why this happened, I guess shit just happens sometimes.

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ HELPING OR HINDERING ”

  2. By Queenie on July 16, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Yes. I have had one of those days. Usually a bottle of wine fixes it right up though. :)

    Sorry that you had a yuckie time but I am very glad to know that they took god care of you. I am in no condition to have to kill anyone today.

  3. By Jason on July 17, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    I would have made your ass pay for it and would have made you aware that you just ruined my mother's 90th birthday party,thanks bitch, thats Karma.

    Alright, all jokes aside, karma, famous last words, etc... is by far the strongest force in all nature. How many times has anyone mentioned that it will "never happen to me" and two minutes later, BAM, it happens.

    Cappy's mother, my grandmother, was very simple in her ways. I had this conversation with my sister once, that biggest lesson taken from our grandmother was to believe in Karma. To this day, as much as I would like to stab a few in the back, it is not worth it. Be the good person and good things will come, sooner or later, if not ever then you leave this world being remembered as a wonderful person. JOB WELL DONE