Monday, February 23, 2009

Bad Karma?



A few years ago when I was on the radio and consistently reading stories about Britney Spears and Madonna jumping on the Kabbalah train, I decided to look into the mysterious belief. While I've never been religious, I was at a point in my brain where I wondered if maybe I should have some kind of spiritual structure in my life. After reading, I ordered a packet of red Kabbalah strings, which one ties around their wrist to ward off the "evil eye."

According to their Web site, the "evil eye" is "a very powerful negative force. It refers to the unfriendly stare and unkind glances we sometimes get from people around us. Envious eyes and looks of ill will affect us, stopping us from realizing our full potential in every area of our life." Okay, so that didn't sound good. I wanted to reach my full potential, I didn't want evil forces in my life, more importantly, I've kind of always had chicken not sit well with me and figured maybe a spastic colon was the embodiment of the "evil eye." What could it hurt to tie a little piece of special string around my wrist? And it was very trendy, too.

That was four years ago, and since then the Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles won't leave me the hell alone. Every couple of months, they give me a call and pitch me on spending more money with their organization. Every time they call, I politely listen and then tell them I'm just not interested in learning more and ask that they remove me from their calling list.

This afternoon, they called for what I hope is the last time. I didn't even listen to their speech. I said, "I've asked you repeatedly, for years now, to quit calling me and I am not interested in your organization," and then I hung up. Just like that.

Now I have to wonder if telling the Kabbalah Center to bite me is bad karma? What's worse is that I ate chicken for lunch and have to teach a dance class tonight. We'll see what happens.

3 comments:

1979 semi-finalist said...

Hmm...bad karma or no, I talked to someone who worked at one of these "bug the hell out of people call centers" and she said the rules were very specific. She told me to do the following:

1. Ask to be put on their "DO NOT CALL LIST" somehow this is apparently not the same as being asked not to be called again, or to be removed from the list.

2. If they call after that you inform them that you have asked to be put on their "do not call list" and that you have notified your lawyer.

She said you'll be taken off the list and it will be at least 10 years before you end up back on it again.

Seems like it should be forever, but I guess I'll settle for 10.

Lemme know if it works :)

And what kind of karma must they be racking up for themselves, bothering all those people who've asked them to go away...seems like they're only encouraging the "evil eye"...not practicing what they preach and all that...

dolt said...

Congress was kind enough to leave a ginormous loophole in the do not call list legislation.
Religions, charities, political organizations, and people doing polling or surveys are exempted.

My advice is to contact a Voodoo priest or priestess to put a spell on the Kabbalah peeps.

When the Voodoo freaks get too tiresome, get a Christian to exorcise the witches...

Holly said...

Kel- Thanks for the suggestions. We'll see if they call again. If so, can I give them YOUR number to tell off for me? :)

Dolt- because I have access to all the Voodoo priests and/or priestesses in town. Good call...