I prayed that Jim would fall off the roof as he was cleaning out the air vents, just for a sense of karmic justice
I had to make a vow to my wife that I would never get on the roof again. Jamie says that if she catches me doing dangerous things again she will divorce me. I know she is bluffing, but at the same time I’ve never seen her so mad before! I do understand her point, though. Even though I am almost 50 years old I do not like to act my age. I feel like I am still a young man, and act accordingly. My last attempt to get up on the roof and clear out the air vents was disastrous. Not only did I fall off the roof and dislocate my shoulder, I also didn’t manage to get the air vents cleared out either! With the air vents jammed up the central HVAC system was acting erratically, but Jamie made me promise to leave it alone. Instead she called Jim, the young man who used to cut our lawns and is now a certified HVAC tech. When Jim came over he saw me with my shoulder bandaged up and said “I heard you had a little trouble with the air vents.” And then he winked at me, and if my shoulder was dislocated I would have punched him! Jim always was an arrogant young punk, and now that he has his HVAC certification he is rubbing it in my face. I prayed that Jim would fall off the roof as he was cleaning out the air vents, just for a sense of karmic justice. He didn’t fall, but he did flirt with my wife.