A Short Dialogue About Bad Things Happening to (mostly) Good People
Setting: in the car after school
Cast of Characters: Lucas (who is simply trying to get a little attention away from his brother who just scored 51/51 on a The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe test and is gloating and high fiving himself just a touch too much to the smaller brother's liking) and me.
Lucas: So yah, today in gym? You know those scoop thingies? And those balls with the holes in them?
Me: Wiffle balls?
Lucas: Yah! Those. Well, I got hit REALLY HARD - right in the cheek by one...and then when this nice girl in my class was helping me, Morgan hit me AGAIN, right in the eye.
(slight aside: the child in question spends a whole lotta time in the "office" from getting hurt, hurt on the playground, hurt in gym, hurt while walking to the library...")
Me: Did you cry?
Me: Did you go to the office?
Me: Hmmmm...are there a lot of kids that get hurt as much as you do?
Me: Why do you think that is?
Lucas: (without skipping a beat) Probably karma.
Me: (stifling laughter) Really? Do you know what karma is?
Lucas: Yup, you do bad things, bad things happen to you.
Me: Wow. You must do a lot of bad things.
Lucas: Well, I do some bad things, but not as many bad things as bad things happen to me.
I guess that depends on who you are asking.
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