As I walked to my morning bus stop, I was surprised to see someone standing there.
He had a suitcase and seemed to be stressed while talking on the phone in a languague I didn’t understand.
The bus arrived.
I got in and paid for my ticket.
Behind me I heard “Can I pay by card?”.
We all know the answer will be “NO”
I reached for my pocket and felt some coins.
As soon as I did that, I realized it might have been a stupid idea.
I didn’t know if I would have any money left to pay for my return ticket and I wasn’t aware of any cash machine near work.
Too late now.
“Oh thank you”, he smiled.
I didn’t do a random act of kindness because it’s my personality to take care of everyone who “forgot” that paying for a busticket cannot be done by card.
I actually needed some return of kindness today.
I was counting on God, karma or whatever we want to call it these days.
Despite me saying I don’t want to travel for work ever again, I accepted a trip to Germany next week.
I was expecting that whoever arranged my hotel, would take care of my transport too.
No such luck.
Too late I found out that the company car was reserved by someone else.
The other option was to drive a bus.
I panicked. I am nowhere near comfortable driving that large thing!
Espeically because I was asked to drive also two colleagues from Brazil that I didn’t know!
I went up to the colleague who resevered the car and tried to negociate by explaining my story.
He wasn’t happy about it.
Apparently the bus drives so much slower than the car and thus he would be an hour delayed and not be able to drive his wife to a meeting with the horse club
He shouted out things like “I am not going to rescedule or put my marriage to danger for you convenience!!”.
We ended up at the big boss.
He agreed that I could have the car.
The colleague stormed off.
“If she can’t drive a bus, then what on Earth can she do!”.
Too bad I understand that much Danish 😦
On a more positive note, I did have enough money return bus ticket.
Have you ever counted on Karma but it never really happened?