Was chatting in the kitchen area with one of the fellow reviewers, a Japanese woman, newly brought on and is pleasant, unlike some of the battleaxes ( can anyone tell me what the Japanese equivalent for that is?), who have worked on the project for a longer time. She has gotten off to a bit of a rough start; she was pushed to the platform at a Metro station leaving her face looking as if she’d been punched.
Talked about our weekend plans and learned a looooong, solitary drive all the way to Arkansas and back was in the works….. to attend the funeral of a long and dear friend. Okay, not the best way to spend a weekend, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
Then the conversation thread went off on the review content and personalities and on to engineering types. She mentioned her father was an automotive engineer, which piqued my interest and asked at which OEM her father worked for. She said Honda and added her father is no longer alive, he had been killed- which dropped the jaw about a foot, and then she added both her mother and father were killed- in an airplane crash!
Since the jaw could not drop any further, I involuntarily shook my head as if I had just been doused with two large buckets of iced water. Like what the hell does one say, that’s appropriate, in response to something like that?!
More so, this makes me wonder if there is indeed bad karma, vibes or luck and being saddled with such.