They say karma comes back to haunt you. Well, mine anxiously came and slap me in the face, of my car. 🙁
I’m really not sure what triggered this bad karma to be honest. It literally just started happening on Friday.
Little boy’s Daddy didn’t have his happy meal
As I was turning into a parking lot (near King Crab) on Friday, I noticed this Dad and his little boy from the passenger’s side. I knew I had enough space to turn in without hitting anyone and I didn’t want to stop traffic behind me. But as I turned in, I heard a light knock on my car. I looked at my side mirror to find the Dad walking his kid to the back of his MPV but didn’t notice anything wrong. So I continued to move forward and park my car.
Then again, I heard a knock and when I looked to the side, the Dad had a face like he never got his happy meal. Puzzled by the situation after parking, I turned off the engine and got out of the car and asked; what was wrong? In his grumpy face (like I steam rolled over him) he said, “you never saw the kid ar?!”
So I responded back in a firm tone as he did to me, that I did and then he lashed back, “why didn’t you stop then?!” Hence, I answered assuringly I had enough space to go in without hitting anyone. And to be honest, how the f*ck could I hit anyone with the side of my car while I moved in like a snail! Macam his kid going to climb below my car while he held his kid’s hand?! -_-”
Before Daddy tried to fork me, I just apologized and walked off. I looked at the wife and thought how an embarrassing moment this could’ve been for her husband. As much as he was doing his Daddy’s duty there. Because I honestly still think, it was all uncalled for.
The Myvi and AAM
On the next day at night, Ariel called me in panic because the Myvi she took to work couldn’t start. I drove over to see what the problem was and first thought came to mind was the battery.
I asked my Dad to help call AAM since I’ve not registered with them yet. Once AAM arrived, the mechanic asked me to try starting the car to see if it was the battery. The guy took out a battery from his van and installed it into the MyVi. After being instructed to start the car, it came back to life! Hooray!
But I suppose champagne popping was too early. The very next day when we wanted to get lunch, the car was dead – again. Same problem of not being able to start and worst of is no electronics work. In addition, do note if you drive a MyVi, you can’t manually lock your car boot if all electronics are dead. At least, I know I couldn’t.
So this morning, a friend’s a mechanic came over to look at the MyVi. He said the battery seemed like it was dead. When he switched out the battery, the car was fine again. He was great to loan me his battery while he takes back the AAM unit to charge. He wants to rule out the hunch AMM may have supplied me with a faulty battery.
My friend on Facebook however, told me it may be something wrong with the alternator. A device which helps charge the car battery or something like it. I’m unsure of this but hope it’s only the battery.
Karma really wanted to fork me
After half a day of meetings, I was on the way to bank in money to Simpleet’s account. Malaysia seriously must improve their road system because this accident left 2 victims; me and the blue BMW.
As illustrated amateurishly, there were 2 lanes and those were the exact arrows on the road. When the traffic light turned green, I followed the arrow and headed straight and little did I know, the car on my left (blue pill) decided to make a right turn instead.
After hitting, he immediately stopped further in front while our cars were hindering traffic a little. We got down to assess the damage and I noticed the medium sized dent in his back door while my car had a smaller dent with paint transfer (sounds like CSI).
The first thing he said, “I was signalling” and asked why didn’t I signal I was going straight. Well, based on the road directions as drawn out in white arrows, I technically wouldn’t have to signal if I was going straight. So I answered him, “how was I suppose to signal if I wanted to go straight? Do I signal left?”
Instead of making an argument in the middle of the road, I asked him if we could move to the side where we didn’t block traffic. We stopped at a nearby building, came down from our cars to assess the damage again.
Honestly, I knew his car would be worst of than mine because it’s a BMW and his dent was much larger. When he started the conversation to ask how this would be settled. I told him, “we’re both not in the wrong. I can’t blame you and you can’t blame me”. He extended his arm out with an agreeing open palm to shake on it and smiled before we both left.
Because honestly, we’re both victims here of the bad road system and if we wanted to blame anyone, I’d blame the one who decided on those arrows!
After my banking business, I thought back to why karma couldn’t wait to slap me these following days.
Was it the Daddy without the happy meal? Was it the discussion I had before my banking business? Or, have I had a streak of good luck and to balance it, I had to accept this bad luck?
Well, I would never know. And as I believe in the Secret, I would have to accept what has happened and merely look forward to continue filling my mind with positive thoughts.
I guess my act of giving this month will be to help my Dad fix up the car and give business to the mechanic I’ll meet to fix the dent soon. As some say; the more you give, the more you will receive. 🙂