The Zune Nano Karmafication

You know sometimes you think of an idea for a post and you’re not entirely sure where it’s going to go? No? Well allow me to demonstrate.

Yesterday I told you, dear reader, about a recent business trip of mine and how Easyjet offered to cancel my place on the standby list because I didn’t really want to go anyway.  I didn’t accept the offer because, for whatever reason, I believe in karma and that if I don’t do something for a good reason then I’ll get bitten.

On a similar point, if I do something I don’t need to do, something inevitably goes wrong.  Take, for example, the purchase of my first iPod – a nano.  It was so cool.  (Read “so cool” as if there a full stop in-between the words, with lots of emphasis.)  I deliberated over its purchase for a good 45 minutes.  I went in and out the shop numerous times.  I wasn’t buying it with my first pay packet, but it was close enough the first purchase of its type – the luxury item I could afford to buy on my own without it being a special event.

I eventually bought it and within maybe half an hour had pranged the car.  I saw it as the world rebalancing my extravagance.  It was a rebalance of doing something you wanted but then paying the price for it.

That got me thinking about my standby list placement in a different way though, and I promise this didn’t cross my mind at the time.  What if there was something you wanted to do, but didn’t do in the hope that the Universe would repay you with something better?  Can karma work that way or is it too selfish?

I’m trying to think of examples but I’m struggling.  OK, OK.  Let’s go back to the nano.  Say, for some absurd reason, I was deliberating over a Zune.

Look, I wasn’t going to say it was a good example! Stop laughing as I carry on.

I really want the Zune but I figure that if I wait I’m going to be able to get something that won’t be obsolete in months because I’m the only person that ever bought one.  It may even be that the Universe furnishes me with the much better nano by some sort of fate of circumstance such as me being the 10,000 customer to enter the shop because I’d walked in and out half a dozen times while debating buying the Zune.

And if you think that and try to force it to tempt the fate, would that work?  It kinda feels a bit deceitful.

I’m not sure the Universe does deals, but if you believe the negative side of karma to dampen the good things, does it not then make sense it’ll work the other way?

As I said, no real reason for this post, I just sometimes like thinking out loud.

There’s been some knocking
There’s been some heavy knockin
It sounds like someone wants to break down the door
My super ego where I go, he go,
You come a reeping, come a keeping the score and I say
Lord of karma, your mystic-pain-o-rama
One good reason, keep my feet on the ground and I say:
Lord of karma, your mystic-pain-o-rama
Karma Come on down, oh no, no.
Lord of Karma
Down on bended knees forever
Lord of Karma
Down on bended knees forever
Take fear and loathing and put new clothing on it
Infatuation with a snowmountain climb.
In limitation and Devil’s advocation,
Come and make it quick, then hit it the ground and I say:
Lord of karma, your mystic-pain-o-rama
Karma, Come on down, oh no, no.
Lord of Karma
Down on bended knees forever
Lord of Karma
Down on bended knees forever
Lord of Karma
Down on bended knees forever
These are the reasons and these are the laws
In one life you’re rich, in the next you are poor
Save your excuses, your tensions and fears
Be sure as you go and you go with the flow
And you reap what you sow as above, so below
Mind your lip and swing your hips
And be selective, be objective
No pain, no gain, no pain, no gain, no pain, no gain
No pain, no gain, no pain, no gain, no pain, no gain
No pain…
Lord of Karma

Lord Of Karma by Tears For Fears

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