Monday, April 20, 2009

Just My Luck

If I was swimming in the pool in my community I would still be prone to a shark attack. This is the kind of luck I am having at the moment. When things are not going right for you…everything seems an uphill task. And it seems the troubles don’t come as ones or twos but in bundles!!! The last week had been really a horrible one and yesterday was no exception to it…

I got up very early helped cleaning the garage. I found a Aiwa 5.1 system lying there…and they were probably going to throw it as there isn’t sufficient space to place it. I got it into my room and fixed it all together, and it is just superb. Everything was going normal until then.

Then came the cleaning lady who saw the TV in the garage and she wanted to have it. My cousin asked her 30$ for the same but she refused and said that she really wanted it. But my cousin really wanted to get 30$ for the same. So we loaded the TV in the truck it is an old Sony TV, probably 15 years old. And they used to make it real heavy back then. It was difficult to fit into my Camry so we kept it in my Uncle’s Mercedes ML320.

Off we went to sell it in a Pawn Shop. I really don’t know what was going on through my mind at that time, but I was late by a fraction of a second…and Bang! The car in front of me had braked all of a sudden and I was the last car in the 5 car chain. The reaction time decreases a lot after every car. So I just couldn’t get it on time. I was scared about the other vehicle…there were two Asian girls and thank God they were fine and so were their car. The only damage that was done, was done to the truck which I was driving…Just My Luck. Finally got a ticket and came back home, said sorry to uncle but he said such things happen. But it really feels bad deep inside.

I remember a friend of mine had once given me a hand made chart and on it was written a poem which I guess I can never forget – Don’t Quit.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

I really hope it doesn’t go any worse now, but it seems like I am hoping against hope.

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