First of all, I have always believed that Karma is bullshit.
Sure, what goes around very often comes around, but there are way too many motherfuckers walking around living fabulous lives who do terrible things.
Still, I do like the thought of good Karma.
I thought perhaps Randy and I snagged ourselves a little of the good Karma Saturday night, but now I’m not so sure.
We had a fairly lovely day. We cleaned our entire house. We went to visit my parents and sister and I got to play with her dogs for a little bit. My older son turned 34 on Saturday, and his brother celebrated with him, so Randy and I had the house to ourselves for the evening.
I decided after having such a busy day, that we’d get some Doordash delivery instead of messing up our newly detailed kitchen.
So, we had a few cocktails and put in an order for a Gomez Salsa Turtles.
I have a small table on my front porch. I waited for the driver to put the bag down and went out to get it.
I realized there was a problem instantly because the bag said something about “burgers” on it.
I peeked inside, just to be sure, and it was definitely not our food.
We live on a cul de sac, so the driver had to go to the end of my street to turn around. I flagged him down and told him we had the wrong food. He apologized profusely, got the bag of burgers, and left a bag on my table.
I picked the bag up, took it inside and told Randy that the food was here.
Then, I opened the bag.
There wasn’t so much Mexican food in the bag as there were video games.
At first, I thought it was a bag of DVDs, but upon further inspection, they were X-Box video games.
We laughed until we cried.
So, I texted the Doordash dude and said he gave us a bag of video games. He texted back OMG I AM SO SORRY. I WILL BE RIGHT THERE!
I felt sorry for the guy.
I mean, we already got the wrong food and then we got “not food”. But Randy and I found the whole thing so amusing, that he grabbed his wallet and we waited for the dude to get back.
He sees us both standing there and I have to assume he thought we were going to scream and yell at him or something.
He handed us our food and Randy handed him ten bucks. I mean, we already tipped him through the Doordash app, but anything that can make both of us laugh that much is worth ten bucks.
The kid looked a little bewildered as that exchange didn’t go as I assume he expected.
I thought maybe we picked up a few Karma points for that.
Then, I woke up Sunday morning with vertigo so bad that I could barely walk. I spent the entire day in bed. I couldn’t even sit up.
I’m better this morning, but far from okay. I’m calling my doctor as soon as the office opens. I’m fully vaccinated, but I’m still going to request a COVID test. I don’t have a fever or anything, but my sinuses are completely wrecked.
So, it’s like I said. Karma is bullshit.
But I’m still glad we over-tipped that guy.