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Bad Karma Is Fun

I was bummed because none of the people I voted for won, but things weren’t that bad for the country.

I was minding my own business reading tweets and blogs Saturday morning When a guy in a U-haul truck came through my drive way at 11:42AM CST and pulled down the coax cable connecting me with the real world outside of Xanth. A call to the Internet provider resulted in a tentative 5PM appointment on Sunday. I got lucky as an appointment opened up at 11AM and a new cable was connected and working in 20 minutes. I was informed by e-mail that the charge would be $75. Naturally U-haul guy didn’t stop and tell me what had happened. (I have cameras around the house)

Then the car had issues and wouldn’t start. As the battery seemed to go out every 5 years, the battery needed changing based only on the time, so the $150 wasn’t wasted, but that wasn’t the problem. Based on the collective best guess $75 dollars later I have a new starter coming on Wednesday.

I am already looking at a $275 car insurance renewal payment in a week, so Christmas is going to be sparse this year. After fifteen years things are bound to break. If I win a lottery I’m buying an electric vehicle that isn’t a Tesla.

4 comments

1 Kryten42 { 11.14.22 at 6:49 pm }

Wow mate!! You seem to have inherited my awesome (not) great luck of late! 🤦🏽‍♂️😖 I am sorry!

I hope that the tree bad strikes done! And the good ones start. Same for me BTW!

Good luck Bryan. You definitely deserve some good! 👍🏽😊

2 Bryan { 11.15.22 at 11:36 am }

Things have gone too well for too long so it’s my turn. Nothing to be done about it other than fix things and move on. I bitched about it for mental health reasons… to clear my mind and accept what cannot be changed.

It Europe I didn’t/wouldn’t have a car. There was no need with buses, trolleys, trains, etc. available and cheap as opposed to vehicle ownership. We have none of that on the Florida Panhandle.

3 hipparchia { 11.16.22 at 5:51 pm }

If I win a lottery I’m buying an electric vehicle that isn’t a Tesla.

i hear ya.

otoh, i’ve been a long-time tesla fan and if i win the ginormous powerball, i’m buying the whole company and retro-un-fitting all the “self-driving” (ha ha) gobbledegook in all of them.

i would hate to give elon musk any more money than he already has, but i’d love to save the teslas.

4 Bryan { 11.16.22 at 7:49 pm }

He may not have nearly as much as people think. He is carrying a lot of debt because of the Twitter buy out and going private. He’s now hinting at hiring a CEO as it has been losing $4 million/day since he took over. The losses will get worse as he has to pay severance pay to the people he fired which includes 2 months pay for those included in the mass firing right after he showed up.

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