Wednesday, July 29, 2009

No, I do not C

Alice was at odds and ends. She was waiting for Something to Happen, though she knew that it has been said that people shouldn't wait for such a thing, people should make it so. Yes, she knew that. However, she decided to just wait for Something to Happen.

She wanted fun, she wanted adventure, she wanted fate to step in and show her the way to the good life. She wanted to not have to clean the place. What she got was an email from her friend, whom she hadn't seen in several weeks. Her friend didn't write any news about her family or her art or her loves. Her friend didn't write anything; she just forwarded a chain email. Alice was number four on the chain.

Money Goddess
This is a Money Goddess Lakshimi. Pass it to 6 of your good friends, or family and be rich in 4 Days.
Pass it to 12 of your good friends or family and be rich in 2 Days.
I am not joking. You will find an unexpected windfall. If you delete it, you will never know!


Alice could not believe that her friend — just call her Daffy — would send her such a missive. She telephoned.

DAFFY: Alice! I was just thinking of you. Did you get my...
ALICE: Yes, and what the hell, don't tell me you believe such nonsense!
DAFFY: Ordinarily not, but my friend in France, you know, the one who went for a week then broke her ankle and met the carpenter who had left the box on the ground that tripped...
DAFFY: Right. Anyway she sent it to me after getting it from the nurse who always blows milk bubbles for the children while they shiver in the cold office...
ALICE: Once again, DAFFY!
DAFFY: Right. So I sent it along to 12 people because I want this business to be over in 2 days.
ALICE: 2 days. You expect to be rich in 2 days.
DAFFY: She works, Alice, she really works!
ALICE: And you know this, how?
DAFFY: That's what my friend in France said.
ALICE: Oh, is she rich yet?
DAFFY: Noooo. But that's because she's only sent it to 6 people so it will take 4 days before she sees the results.
ALICE: I'm deleting it, Daffy.
DAFFY: You're making a big mistake! Just think. If you do this, you won't have to look for a job.
ALICE: Already deleted!
DAFFY: ALICE! Now you'll never know what could've come your way!

High winds and violent rain. That's what was coming. Alice heard on the radio that the Rabbit Hole was under a tornado alert. She went out to the balcony to bring in the yoga ball and the bicycle, and thought that given the circumstances, it wouldn't surprise her to look out the window and . . .

Not Lakshimi. No. It wouldn't be her.