31 August 2009

That's Miss Karma To You

Many people say that Karma is bitch and most of the time, I tend to agree. But every now and then she's a fairly nice gal, somebody with whom you can sit down and have a great conversation over a venti decaf, non-fat, no-whip, latte with four Splendas. What we must remember about Miss Karma, though, is that she's only nice if you give her time to do her job. If you try to shove her in a particular direction, then she's going to plant her foot up your ass and it won't be fun. At all.

Take, for instance, my ghost hunting. If you'll remember a few weeks ago, I posted about ten of us quitting our group en masse. It was a big step. This particular paranormal investigative group is part of a well-known group and said notoriety helped push investigations our way and gave us a couple of big-name investigations for us to add to our resumes. When we left, I was afraid we would never have those chances again.

When we quit, there were some accusations thrown in the way of two of our members, accusations that had no merit. These two members were accused of taking freebies from a previous client when in fact said freebies never happened, but our leadership didn't take the time to discover this. It was easier for them to believe the worst in us. The ten of us were all shocked that said accusations ever occurred or that it escalated to the point that ten people decided to quit a group in which they deeply believed. But we stood up together, walked out together, and formed our baby, a different group to be run and organized our way with no false accusations or a lack of trust between the members and leadership. Then we sat back and waited.

You see, that client from whom two of our number were accused of taking free passes knew what had happened and knew of the false accusations and was pretty pissed about how the whole thing went down. Six days ago, that client asked us, we ten, as our new group, to come back and investigate on our own with no big-name affiliation, no history as a group except what we did with our former affiliation, and their faith in us steadfastly in place.

And Karma? Well, she just patted us on our heads and gave us each a sucker as we skipped off into the Georgia Aquarium's Titanic exhibit for one last investigation before the artifacts take off for another city. Last night was amazing, not because we saw full-bodied apparitions (WISH!) or had a 15-minute long discussion with someone who passed on when the Titanic sank (HOPE!). It was amazing because we were vindicated.

And we're on our way on our own twenty feet.


Not Afraid to Use It said...

Isn't it lovely when the sweet side of Karma pays a visit? I am so glad for you, hon.

And, btw, I am now local to ya and have to pay Dr. Miracle a visit to pick up some meds. Lunch at CCF, perchance?

Narcoleptic said...

Aww, Pat! Pat!

That was me patting your back. Yeah you got that, didn't you? Yeah yeah, I am the dud, but I'm still proud of you.

And also I notice you blog late at night, funny because I usually do all my reading then. =)

HEATHER said...

Glad to hear it!!

Unknown said...

Excellent!!! Now we just have to wait for her to string the HOA asshat up by his balls...if he has any. :-)

That One said...

What Teri said!

Unknown said...

Anyone who has EVER met you must know - must sense and understand - that you are one of the 'straight shooters' out there.

Somehow - I think you and your group are going to be just fine. If it was me - I'd trust you in a heartbeat, to the exclusion of anyone and everyone else.

sybil law said...

Sometimes I love Karma.
I just wish she'd get around to visiting my FIL.
New group FTW!!!!

Patois42 said...

Sweeeeeet, Ms. Karma. (I do think she prefers "Ms.")

Lynda said...

That is awesome. Now you got me wondering about things, though, since I don't know a lot of paranormal investigation.

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

How cool?!

Both the whole seeing karma in action...and being able to investigate the Titanic exhibit. Now that you have that on your new group's resume, others will follow :)

Jessica said...

Good to hear. I think you should tell us about some of your experiences in investigations some time.

Miss Britt said...

Good for you, lady.

Good. for. you.

hello haha narf said...

this story made me so happy for you. i love that the truth is out there. (hee!)

Irrational Dad said...

Yay for you!! I tend to have bad luck and constantly find myself wondering what I did to piss Karma off that day. Good for you. Seriously.

Sarcastica said...

NO WAY! You're a paranormal investigator? WOW. That's freaking crazy! I would love to do something like that lol!

And yes, Karma can be a bitch but like you said only if you try and push her in the wrong direction. I sit back and let her do her work in her own time, heck she's got a lot of it to do!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

NATUI - Holy crap! How did I miss this comment? Life has been a douche for time the last couple of weeks. I'll e-mail you.

Narcoleptic - Thanks, hon!

Other Heather - Me, too!

Molly's Mom - Woo hoo!

Teri - We just have to give her time to do her work.

Tuli - Oh, now, don't give her a big head. ;)

LceeL - Thanks, my darling!

Sybil Law - I'll ship her over to the FIL posthaste.

Patois - You're right. Ms. not Miss.

Employee No. 3699 - Thanks, hon! Now I'm going to have to send you a new paranormal book about Atlanta to read! ;)

Lynda - It's basically a one-sided conversation that you hope is actually two-sided when you listen to your audio recorder later on. :)

MommyCosm - I hope so!

Jessica - Oh, I will! I always have to be vague, though. I can't post evidence or where the location was, unless it's public like the aquarium. I'll do what I can!

Britt - Thanks, hon!

Hello Haha Narf - Alright, Mulder!

Joe - I'm tellin' ya. She can be a fickle bitch.

Sarcastica - Yup. It's a cool hobby and I love it! I've met a lot of interesting people, alive and dead. :)

Gypsy said...

That's great!