I had my palm read today – and my star signed looked over. Oh, and cast some shells to be read.
I hadn’t intended any such thing, but I’m glad I did! For now I shall be able to seek out and tippex from address books certain jealous enemies who (as we would say) have it in for me. (Infamy, Infamy, they’ve all got it informe! as I believe Frankie Howerd said).
All that aside for the moment, I was standing outside a little shop, simply perusing the signs and thinking whether there was any merit in further investigation, when fate took a hand. In the form of a gentleman who arrived by moped, with his wife sitting (as is the norm here) side-saddle on the back. Before I knew it, I had agreed to a 50 Rupee palm reading and was seated inside, amongst a gallery of deities, shrines and flowers. (Well 50 Rupees is only about 70p and what the heck, I am on holiday – sort of).
It began very well – he worked out I was 61 – I had written by D.o.B on a piece of paper along with my name and Starsign.
I was successful in business / I had at least one property / I had travelled extensively / I had 3 children / oops…….
Oh, and I was going to live to between 85 and 87. That bit I liked.
Strangely, he did identify I had had some health problems when young – and again in mid years – but that generally I was in good shape. Well, of course, anyone can see that!!
Then came the crux of the matter – and this is where You (my friends, acquaintances and family) come in. It seems that for the past 5/6 years I have been subject to a curse, placed by someone jealous and envious of my life and achievements! Well, that took the wind out……….
NOW I understand why I left Dolphin Square, went to Margate, ended up in Seaford. Changed jobs, location and now here I am – adrift and of no fixed abode in India (or elsewhere, for that matter)!!
But whoever you are – posing as my friend, if you please!
Rest assured, I will be finding you out and all your hexes and spells will be to no avail. I am just trying to decide if I want the Rupees 5000 version or the Rupees 10,000 version of the work my friend can do with me to straighten things out. Oh, the 5K sorts it for 10 years, the 10K sorts it for 20.
I turned down an offer to include my 3 children in the (shall we call it?) cleansing process? That looked like it might double the price. And anyway, my imaginary kids can fend for themsleves.
The only other question that troubled me a little was : if I went for the 20 year option (and the golden life that would ensure me) – that takes to me 81-ish years of age. Since I am going to be around till 85-87 ish (see above) does that mean my final half dozen years will see a return to the hex-ridden life I have known of late? Oh dear…..
Only he would know of course – and I expect there would be a cost implication to finding out.
So, as I paid my 50 Rupees and left (feeling like a NoW reporter and saying I might be back later!) , I thought, I really must look through the address book /iPhone and see if I can work out who the spell-caster can be?
So I can thank him or her for what seem to me to have been a few years of great adventures!!