About six years ago I found myself stuck in bumper to bumper traffic in Atlanta when all of a sudden I felt a bump at the back of my car. Yup, the car behind me had rear-ended me. I got out of my car to examine the damage – as did the other driver and thankfully there was barely a thing there, just a tiny dent.
The other driver looked at me with pleading eyes and asked me what I wanted to do.
I told him nothing.
I wanted to do absolutely nothing.
We weren’t calling the cops, we weren’t exchanging insurance information, we weren’t doing anything.
We were simply going to get back into our cars and continue on home as if nothing had happened.
Fast forward to today.
I pull into a parking space at the grocery store with more than enough space between me and the cars on either side of me. I open my door to get out and I’m so careful not to hit the car next to me but it’s so windy that the wind blows my door so hard it hits the car next to me and dings it.
As luck would have it, the owner of the car is sitting inside the car on her cigarette break from the grocery store.
She looks irritated when she steps out of her car and I’m honestly expecting hell.
So when she gets to me I apologize for the ding and then ask her what we’re going to do.
She looks at me and says “nothing…we’re going to do nothing but in the future, please be mindful of other people’s cars as you get out of your car”.
She could have raised hell, she could have yelled at me, she could have demanded I repair her car but instead she let me off the hook – just like six years ago when I let that other guy off the hook.
This lady doesn’t know me so she doesn’t know what I did six years ago.
But I know its Karma.
Sometimes Karma takes a day, a year, four years or even six years but what goes around always comes around.
Anyway, that was my day. Onto today’s mail-in sweep. It’s for a trip to the 2016 super bowl (hey, it’s never too early to start planning for it!) but there are other prizes like cash and wiper blades and you can only enter this sweep one time before Feb 27, 2015.
A person may also enter by sending a postcard or letter, postage prepaid, marked “BIG GAME BLITZ SWEEPSTAKES” with his/her full name, address, and phone number to:
Trico Marketing Services,
P.O. Box 630,
Buffalo, New York 14207-0630.
There is a limit of one entry per person.
Rules and Dets Here