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Karma's a bitch, isn't it?

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bumblebee50 Fri 27-Oct-17 19:30:28

Last week a colleague of mine was quite snippy to me when I asked her for something - she was far too busy! Ironically what I was asking her for was nothing to do with me - her boss was off and I was actually doing her a favour. Later that afternoon she came creeping to me asking for advice on how to do something. I was perfectly pleasant and helped but I felt like telling her to shove it. This week another colleague had a go at me for something fairly trivial. She later apologised but she is well know for being a bit bitchy. Well today she comes creeping asking for advice on how to do something. Again, I helped but to be honest I just want to tell them to fuck it. I am paid a fair bit more than both of them (although they don't know that) because my job is much more involved and I do a lot more on my own. My point is, do you not think you should be careful how you treat people because you never know when you are going to need a favour?

Coloursthatweremyjoy Fri 27-Oct-17 19:36:12

I understand what you are saying OP. But my general feeling is that you should be careful how you treat people because people should be treated carefully. This does not mean that I don't quietly enjoy watching a healthy dose of karma mind...

RangeTesKopeks Fri 27-Oct-17 19:38:03

Agree with PP. Karma is not related to how people treat each other. It's related to random negative events that happen to people who've done something they shouldn't have or feel guilty about.

PantPlot Fri 27-Oct-17 19:38:18

No, karma is a load of clap trap and you kind of proved that anyway because in both those cases, the people didn't get any 'karma'. They still got the help they asked for

Coloursthatweremyjoy Fri 27-Oct-17 19:44:17

My instant memory on reading your post though...

My son has a meltdown in PC world (he has Autism, I was overly optomistic about what he could handle so I do mean meltdown). A lady and her young daughter walked past us and she said "oh look darling, a naughty boy" (really!). I ignored her but on the way out...meltdown over...guess who was on the floor crying because she couldn't have an ipad...I rose above it and said nothing...I like to think that she knew.

Karma made me very happy that day.

(I knew it was over an ipad because Mum was still saying "no you can't have an i pad today" as I walked past.)

bumblebee50 Fri 27-Oct-17 20:05:07

I agree Colour - she should never have made that comment - you never know anyone's circumstances. I was just quietly satisfied that they had to come creeping to me after being so bloody snippy. They will always need me before I need them - I would never ask them for advice because I know I wouldn't get a sensible answer.

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