I have an uncanny knack for making things that are true become untrue by simply mentioning them. Anything I say -or even think- becomes an instant jinx.
For instance, yesterday I said that I was happy. I said that because it was true.
There was a slightly painful, but entirely reasonable "bummer" moment , but I didn't let it ruin my day...I mean, the sun didn't fall out of the sky or anything.
This morning, I checked my bank account and I really didn't like the numbers that I saw- something bad had happened to my checking account. What?
The Federal Government- the same one that laid me off from work- has decided that it paid me too much money for the work I did for them, so they reached into my bank account and took what they considered to be fair.
I don't think it's fair.
I called the office and actually reached someone I knew...she said they were doing it to everybody, that HQ had made a payroll error at some undisclosed point in the past and they were in the process of fixing it. I'd be getting a certified letter explaining it all.
Great. I have no job, I'm living on unemployment benefits and now Uncle Sam has decided that I need to pay for his sloppy-ass book-keeping.