I recently heard a story which certainly highlights the karmic notion of “what goes around, come around”.
John, a motor trader and garage owner and his wife Karen were waiting to move house and their exchange had been delayed, but they had agreed to move out of their house and rent until the situation regarding their own move had been resolved.
They agreed to rent a cottage from a lady who wanted them to pay a month’s rent and a month’s deposit up front £1500 which they duly did. They lived there happily with Karen by now 7 months pregnant and when it came time for them to move out and into their new home, being very honest straight people they got contract cleaners in to scrub the house and left it cleaner than when they moved in. John went to give the lady the keys back and collect his deposit, but the lady insisted that they had not left the place in good order and made up some spurious stories about damage and spoilage etc all designed to retain the deposit dishonestly. With his wife very upset and hormonal and despite the fact that money was tight John decided to let the matter go but vowed that one day the lady would get her comeuppance.
Now the motor trade being as it is, strange things always happen and 3 months later Johns garage received a call from a local lady who’d had a small accident from which the other driver had driven off and that she needed recovering and someone to repair the damage for cash before her husband found out (it was his car and she wasn’t supposed to be using it). Her husband was due back from abroad in the next few days so the lady was hysterical and desperate and when the car was recovered she approached John and pleaded with him to get the work done as soon as possible and as cheap as possible. John thought for a minute and looked closely at the woman and he tried to remember where he knew that face, and then it came to him the landlady who ripped him off “well, well, well” he thought isn’t life strange.
The job ordinarily would have cost approx £300 but on this occasion it was a little more than that, in fact £1,500 more, the lady burst into tears when receiving the bill, but paid it and went on her way, John sat and reflected and smiled the wrong he and his wife suffered had been righted.
The moral of the story? Revenge like Gazpacho soup is a dish best served cold!
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