Is that what it is when we thank an object for opening when we’re in a hurry let’s say for our lives leaving the threat secured away… though it’s not really? We need to get away there’s that
“Thank you” we breathe as we slip through. “I needed someone just for the moment, thanks for standing by me. Is this karma, I need karma on my side…” Lots of thinking when you’re running for your life from angry wolves though you must admit something is felt, an emotional relief at some level before the bad guy finds another way in, or can we just move on to the next scene…
Well now isn’t that all wonderfully abstract….
I was watching The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and it happened only this time around it struck me. In a panic, mind blown, nothing else by his side he thanked the electronic pass swipe that unlocked the gate and let him through and I thought of all the times I’ve spoken to inanimate things, to my laptop for instance, the device at the grocery store to pay as the prompts come up telling me not to remove my card because it’s processing. “I won’t, don’t worry.”
“29.04 is this correct?”
I nod my head “yes it is” under my breath… and push ok.
“Please wait while your transaction is processed”
“Do not remove your card”
“I won’t (wouldn’t dream of it)” and the screen changes
“Do not remove card” flashes again
Finishing beeps tell me it’s complete.
“Please remove card”
“I will thank-you”.
And the cashier laughs at me or with me?
Like s/he’s never done it before…