Everyone makes such a big deal about karma, like its this serious cosmic force for justice.
If it worked even a third of the time, we would not need laws at all, and not one of the Kardashians would be living.
Sadly, karma has never pulled its own weight.
That being said, when it does show up, the results can be stunning.
And funny to those of us that relish the misfortune of others.
Guilty as charged.
I am at one of my favorite breakfast spots at the beach, a little Mexican place tucked away in a corner, they’ve been there forever.
Mexican places rock for breakfast.
Several that I have been to spike their coffee with cinnamon for that Feliz Navidad feeling, and chips and salsa while you wait is just sprinkles on the “Happy” sundae.
But enchilada sauce and melted cheese on a breakfast burrito allows you to achieve a sense of nirvana only previously reached by the greater yogi’s of history.
That paints quite a picture, doesn’t it?
Let me go further.
I like the patio. View of the ocean kind of open air, with part of the patio covered with an old wood pergola covered with vines.
Ocean breeze and awesome food, what could possibly fuck this up?
The lady at the next table.
Imagine that great aunt of yours that was your grandmother’s best friend growing up? She is big and heavy, always wore those brightly colored mumu/sun dresses with too much fake jewelry?
The makeup was troweled on by someone with a putty knife and perfume was applied by dipping her in a vat of Avon’s finest.
She came from somewhere else, so she had an accent, not something cute, something that only annoyed you more.
Now, take away any goodwill/benefit of the doubt you might have had because she was a relative, and put her at the next table over on the patio at my favorite breakfast spot.
And she is bitching about something, because what else would she be doing?
It doesn’t really matter what she is pissing and moaning about, to me, the fact that she is squawking about it is enough.
But, you are all details people, I can see that.
Here you go:
Comment 1. “I don’t know why you insist on coming to these dive places, the food is rarely good and you don’t know who they have working in kitchen.” (Are you high, lady? You are in Southern California, there are Mexicans in the kitchen.)
Comment 2. “I don’t know why Tammy was shocked when her son flunked out of school, I had that boy pegged early on. Drugs.” (Yes, whispering the word drugs doesn’t make you seem like a rotten bitch of a human being.)
Comment 3. “What HAVE they done to the coffee? Is that cinnamon? That is almost a cliche its so sad.” (Alright bitch, now you have done it. Do NOT fuck with my coffee. I will cut a bitch.)
However, before I can say or do anything, karma shows up like that flaky friend that is late 9 time out of 10. This being the 10th time.
Sparrows like to flit back and forth in the vines above, but in 15+ years of going to this place, I have never seen one shit on the ground, a table, and certainly not a person.
With pinpoint accuracy, a sparrow shit 2x times its body weight onto her upper left breast, evenly splitting the material and flesh for a smelly ground zero that I happened to be looking right at when it happened.
Wow. It is one of those rare times that I am speechless.
Except for laughing.
The bark of laughter that exploded from my mouth scared the crap out of her.
The fist pump and harsh explosion of the word “YES!” from my mouth didn’t scare her as much as it pissed her off.
After all, the sparrow had flown off and she couldn’t bitch at it.
But we had both shit on her in different ways, but I was still there.
The evil old-lady glare I got was epic.
If she had any gypsy blood, I was in for a serious cursing.
They comped her breakfast and she stomped her chubby ass out the front door along with her reluctant companion.
And I got to eat my breakfast in peace.
And all was right with the world.