How To Tell If You Are Karma’s Bitch:
Tempt Karma, Fate, the Universe et al.
Example: Forget to go pick up your kid in carpool and don’t realize you’ve forgotten him until he calls you. Immediately rush to the school and pick him up. Feel bad that you lost track of time, but also a little smug that he’s not the last kid to get picked up.
Give Karma, Fate, the Universe et al. a chance to retaliate.
Example: The very next day your kid goes on a field trip. Two hours away.
Determine whether or not Karma, Fate, the Universe et al. owns you.
Example: While your kid is on said field trip two hours away, you get a call from your kid that he’s been sick and wants you to pick him up. This call happens an hour and a half before they’re scheduled to leave said field trip. Did I mention the two hour drive? After three phone calls (one from the kid, one from the nurse, and one from your husband after the nurse also calls him), you drop everything you’re doing and drive FOUR HOURS round trip to pick up your sick kid. Arrive home at roughly the same time you would have if he had ridden the bus back and been picked up from the school.
YOU ARE KARMA’S BITCH.
Moral of the story: Don’t forget to pick your kid up from school.