6.08.2009

The Best of Us Can Find Happiness in Misery...

I have this friend who works a bunch and even invested in some stocks and is now semi-wealthy. BUT...he's still in college. Now most of the people in our group are all gung ho about his recent stumble upon good fortunate. I however, am not. First of all, we're in college. Being rich in college is like finding money in baby poop and bird saliva. Yes, you've got money but you're still buried in crap. I honestly feel like one of the joys to being in school is having the satisfaction of knowing that not showering for 2 days, eating breakfast at 12:30am, and being poor is actually encouraged. In fact, being or doing the opposite of any of those makes you a freak. I mean being a millionaire in college proves what exactly?... besides the fact that you obviously don't need college to be successful OR happy OR a reason to shower. Which brings me to my next point, happiness.

What makes a person happy? Is it cars? Is it girls? Is it money? Perhaps is the satisfaction of Karma. Or perhaps it's because when I was younger my brain was fueled by the Justice League and Sesame Street. Consequently, I now secretly hope to marry the red Power Ranger and bring down the no-good doers of our society. Now half of you are probably smirking but, I'm dead serious. You know those nosey people that sit around hoping to catch someone getting arrested, stealing, or damn near stop every time they see a wreck? Yeah, that's me. Note to self: [stop watching so much Law & Order]--Still, I really like when people 'get what's coming to them'. In fact, when I was younger I was so into the whole good-versus- evil persona that I would keep count of how many 'points' each 'team' got. A sense of justice makes me happy.

But, this post is about one of my semi-best friends, Soniya. Soniya just graduated-which I honestly didn't think would ever happen. Her name isn't actually Soniya and she didn't technically graduate but, these are minor details in a mixed Palestinian home. If you walk across the stage, you've graduated, and then it's time to get married. At her graduation open house last Sunday I was blown away at her amazing backyard. Her parents went all out, Kufta, burgers, lamb, chicken, 3 types of dips, 4 types of drinks, cakes, cupcakes, hummus, assorted appetizers, and even the matching napkins/table clothes. They had volleyball, soccer, a trampoline, horse shoes, and a hammock. They really went above and beyond to show their support for their daughter. What they didn't however know is the extent to which she cheated and conned her way through school. I love the girl to death but, lately she's just been around the wrong influences. It was time for Karma to be served.

Picture this quaint and happy blossoming teen girl swinging in the wind. Now picture the bag of pot nestled deep within her pocket, tucked away from her mother. Also picture the approaching 58 yr old aunt/neighbor going to hug her, ready to gift the 'well deserved graduation money'. For whatever reason Rosemary thought it would be cute to sneak the money into Soniya's pocket, acting like it was a drug deal. And for whatever other reason the gust of wind from the swing carried her pot out of the pocket and into the yard.

Then for whatever other other reason, I laughed.

19 comments:

Mina said...

Sadly some people think money is everything...life is too short:/we just have to strive to be a better Muslim...shame about your friend...i would laugh too to be honest!

Anonymous said...

The better question is who got the pot?

perplexing

Mona said...

Wow, then what?

Nessa said...

Horrible you are!! lol. What happened?!

z-dizzle said...

I'm laughing so much right now!!! (sigh) I agree *soniya* defnitely needs a reality check, or just to check out her own character and what is really happening....I think its time for her friend's to tell her whats up ;)

tabz said...

if i could get away with it.. i would. honestly!

unfortunately (or maybe.. fortunately) my parents pay a lot more attention to the finer details of passing/not passing/almost failing.

MarjnHomer said...

so what happened next...is it like the song stopped playing and everyone just froze in silence..you know like in the movies.

z-dizzle said...

i think everyone is too blind to see what had just occurred...

Sakina Al-Amin said...

I'd say it is having a mission. As a Muslim I have a contract with Allah, I have sold my life and properties to Him and in return I get Paradise.

I have devoted my life to serving Allah and I never get tired of doing it. This has been the best thing that has happened to me in my life.

Constructive Attitude said...

WHAT HAPPENED? and what do you mean she conned her way through college? did she find a way to NOT pay tuition,if thats the case, i commend her.

can you PLEASE elaborate.

Toivoa ja Elämän said...

OH MY GOD.

okay so i've been lurking a bit...

but if there was ever a reason to come out of lurkdom, it is this.

I READ THIS STORY ON FML THE OTHER DAY, like from your friend's point of view.

haha it's probably not even that insane but i find it pretty crazy.

http://www.fmylife.com/money/2606901

Toivoa ja Elämän said...

just posting because i forgot to subscribe to follow up comments..

Hakim T. said...
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Hakim T. said...

The satisfaction of karma definitely has made me smile & laugh a whole lot throughout the years , but this is something I'm working on. As a friend, I think you should encourage her to do the right things & if that hasn't worked...then let her do her.
Exposing this person on your blog is wrong, even if she's your semi-best friend!

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

A CA- The girly had pot.it fell out. hilarious. the end.

@ everyone else- I will (hopefully) respond to your comments upon my return from a mini-vacay

@ Hakim T- I completely disagree. I did not expose her in any such matters. I commented on a situation and occurrence that directly impacted my life through hers. It's not about mocking or criticizing her faults, as you will see that I did NOT encourage or applaud her misguided behavior. I did however say if nothing more that everything comes full circle in life. From good comes bad and from bad comes good.

LiLu said...

You can have the red power ranger, so long as you leave me Zack Morris...

Lisa said...

Happy mini-vacay sweetie. Thank you, thank you for your call last week that really boosted my spirits! Love you dearly.

She may have caught a lot of bouquets as a bridesmaid and seemed to have it all, but she couldn't hang onto the pot. I'm laughing too at the irony....

You didn't expose her at all. For all we know, this isn't even her real name. She's probably laughing with you. I love these stories sis, but I miss Friday fragments :)


Perhaps in the new school year? Love you endlessly, you have the cutest, sweetest, non-Texan voice.

Mina said...

You've won an award http://humblemuslimah.blogspot.com/2009/06/from-my-lovely-sister.html

AD said...

huh what next?