A couple months ago, I was heading home after an afternoon in New York City.
And I was starving. Not like, “Oh I wish I had an apple.” But more like, “I could eat three cheesesteaks… or an entire buffalo.”
So before I got on my train, I bought a $2 bag of baked pita chips. I boarded and just as the train is pulling away from Grand Central, I realize…
I forgot the chips. Left them right there on the counter. The guy next to me was lucky I didn’t eat his leg on the ride home.
So fast forward two months and this week I was back at that same deli counter, buying the same chips and I smiled and said to the guy…
“This time I’m taking the chips with me because the last time I paid and forgot them.”
And then he did something that doesn’t even happen on TV.
He gave me the $2 dollars back. He didn’t make me pay for the chips. He took me at my word.
I knew that $2 had some good karma and I promised myself that I would pay it forward in some way. Except when I got off the train in Westchester, I was really craving some frozen yogurt and I sort of ended up using my karma money to help pay for a delicious frosty fro yo. Damn, it was tasty.
The following day, I had my eyebrows threaded when the girls were at school. It’s like tweezing but they use some kind of magical thread and it hurts like bloody hell. But it keeps my brows in order. After she finished, the mad threader said to me, “Are you doing your upper lip today?”
What?! Now, I didn’t even know I had hair on my upper lip, let alone so much hair that it needed to be ripped out by its cuticle with a magical thread.
“Umm… no. Not today,” I uttered.
And of course, now I’m completely obsessed by the possibility that I may have a mustache. I don’t really see it. But it must be there. Maybe I’ve been so wrapped up in plucking chin hairs that I missed it?!
And I’m thinking that if I only had donated that $2 to charity, this never would have happened. So tomorrow I’m taking $2 and finding a way to use the money to put positive energy into the world. Once I’m done with that, I may need to find a new eyebrow person.