Interview with Karma

Prologue

I have a confession to make. I told sweetsusie I had already interviewed Karma. That was untrue. How could I interview a concept? Here's what invoked my misleading statement.

Susie wrote a hub article about trolls and in the Comments section referred to Karma "biting someone ...." Then Sunshine commented: "I love Karma, its never let me down ..." Then I made a comment: "I interviewed Karma and she (yes, she's a she) promised ... "

Okay, that was not just misleading ... it was a lie. I apologize. I had not interviewed Karma at that point.. But now I have! So here is the genuine 'Interview with Karma.'

One artist's version of Karma
One artist's version of Karma

Interview with Karma

I promised sweetsusie,

A hubbuddy of mine,

That I would interview KARMA,

And write what I find.


I also told susie

without evasion,

Karma was of the

female persuasion.

Another artist ... another version
Another artist ... another version


I checked on the Internet

To get my first clue

How to find Karma

For this new interview.


I know for almost a fact

That some see Karma as fate.

But it’s also your actions

That may determine its weight.

So where can I find Karma

To make an interview date?

That's Mr. Ed on the right.
That's Mr. Ed on the right.
Banana Spider
Banana Spider


Karma’s a concept,

Deserving of admiration.

How do I find a way

To have a conversation?


Since I interviewed Mr. Ed.

And the Banana Spider,

Speaking with Karma's easy,

I simply have to find her . . .

Here is my first KARMA stop

From Google I got the facts.

Does this look like a car lot?

That’s what it is – it’s CARMAX.


I can understand the mistake.

CARMAX resembles KARMA..

This is like a comedy

Not a powerful drama.

Yummy caramel - even tastier when inserted within chocolate
Yummy caramel - even tastier when inserted within chocolate
Wrong Caramel - this was a Lebanese film (2007)
Wrong Caramel - this was a Lebanese film (2007)


Google has another choice

This one I do adore

I wind up seeking CARAMEL

In a lovely candy store.


KARMA? CARAMEL?

One we know as fate,

The other is candy

Sweet as chocolate.


Def not a movie,

Though it was groovy.

Carmel, California
Carmel, California


Another visit to Google

Another fine inspiration.

It sent me to CARMEL,

A nice place to vacation.


CARMEL in California

Where wealthy people dwell,

A resort next to the ocean

And the weather’s always swell.

Georges Bizet opera, 'Carmen'
Georges Bizet opera, 'Carmen'


Google has one more chance

To do the right thing.

If it can’t find KARMA,

I may switch to Bing.


I think I’m getting close,

My heart is beating faster.

What? the opera, CARMEN?

My search is a disaster.

Metallic gray KARMA
Metallic gray KARMA


Back to Google once more

For added edification.

Now I’m on the right track

KARMA is transportation.


I never thought

I would find it.

By wrong choices

I was blinded.

Metallic blue KARMA
Metallic blue KARMA


But determination does pay

So I am delighted to say,

I am back on terra firma,

Here’s my Interview with KARMA.


To Google my gratitude;

This car has an attitude!

The KARMA
The KARMA
$8,500,000 Maybach Exelero
$8,500,000 Maybach Exelero

me – It has been difficult to find you, Karma, but well worth the trip. Do you have time for an interview?

Karma – Publicity is my middle name.

me – You have been named Luxury Car of the Year . When did that occur?

Karma – Vrooooom! Vrooooom! Just warming up the vocals. I received that award at the end of 2011 by Top Gear Magazine .

me – Have to admit I am not well acquainted with that magazine.

Karma –Don’t get out much? Top Gear just happens to be the world’s leading global automotive magazine as well as the popular television show based in Europe.

me – I have seen marketing materials calling you the Fisker Karma. Is Fisker your first name?

Karma – No, just plain Karma. Though you can see I am not plain in any way. Fisker Automotive is the name of the start-up company in Anaheim, California that manufactures me. That’s why this award from a company based in Europe is so significant. That’s where most of the world’s top luxury automotive brands are made. Like the Maybach Exelero.

me – I know the Exelero since I researched it in depth for “World’s Most Outrageously Expensive Car.”

Karma(smugly) The Exelero is a cool car but doesn’t suffer from hipatitus like me.

me – Hipatitus?

Karma – Yeah, terminal coolness.

Metallic red KARMA convertible
Metallic red KARMA convertible

me – Are you the first car produced by Fisker?

Karma – What else? I’m a four-door luxury sedan with 403 horsepower and the pizzazz of a sports car. Also, the world’s first true luxury electric vehicle with an extended range (called EVer™).

In addition to my bootylicious sculptural design, I am one of the most efficient, low-emission vehicles available today.

me – Say what?

Karma – Not only am I curvaceous but as a hybrid, I also combine the zero-emission efficiency of electric drive with the range and freedom of a gasoline-powered car. That’s due to my cutting-edge EVer™ series hybrid powertrain technology.

me – Are you expensive to own?

Karma – If you have to ask, then you can't afford me. I am available for only $105,000.

Fisker KARMA featured in Top Gear magazine
Fisker KARMA featured in Top Gear magazine

me – You seem to be very knowledgeable about your assets.

Karma – The editor of Top Gear said and I quote: “Cleverness abounds in the Fisker (that’s me), and adds to the air of intelligent luxury. It works well, looks good and must be a genuinely exciting thing to own.’

me – That’s some adulatory review.

Karma – Adulatory?

me – Excessive flattery.

Karma – Yup, it is babido!

me – Babido?

Karma – That means a way of saying something is really good. He also said, which I committed to memory, “… it’s top of the line but features no leather, just textiles and reclaimed wood. And it’s more convincing than it sounds, managing to look, feel and smell premium without any cow peel in it at all.”

Found 'The KAMA Sutra,' too, when searching for KARMA
Found 'The KAMA Sutra,' too, when searching for KARMA

me – That is an impressive review. Is Fisker going to build other models as well?

Karma – Henrik Fisker, the co-founder, CEO and executive design director of the company, confided to me that they plan to build a new mid-size electric sedan in Delaware. Henrik was the designer for the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9.

me – I do appreciate your sharing all these details. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Karma(proudly ) I don’t want to brag but I also won Automobile Design of the Year and Global Green Design Award. Previous prestigious winners were the Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe, Jaguar XJ and Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe.

me – You are definitely in good company. Bye-bye, take care.

Karma – Vroooom! vroooom! Ta ta.

News Flash!!! The Fisker Karma, the world’s first true electric vehicle with extended range and the look of a sports car, has been named AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s 2012 Design of the Year.

Note to Susie: Do I have ESP or what! Remember when I commented that Karma was a female? Well, don't we call expensive sports cars, 'she,' -- just like ships?

Footnote: Many people see Karma as synonymous with fate ,,, Kismet ... destiny. For others, it is more than that. The word, Karma, from the Sanskrit word ‘karman,’ meaning "to act" has been defined as"the total effect of a person's actions and conduct during all phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny."

Those who believe in karma believe the effects of everything you do create past, present and future experiences, making YOU responsible for your own life.

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2012. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So"

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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Funny, drbj. I almost think that it is my Karma to own a Karma! But, alas, I am too poor. Perhaps that is karma from another life?

However, I will settle for chocolate caramels!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I want one of the red convertibles. It is just gorgeous. But instead I think I will just buy a house.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

This was Right up there with the Best of your Hubs, Drbj. So CLEVER, such a Fun read. I like your "Karma"...it's Cool!


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Feline Prophet 4 years ago from India

Your search for karma drove you up the wall, huh? :D


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Karma looks very nice, but she's a bit out of my price range! Thank you for another interesting interview and a fun and informative hub, drbj.


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

With my luck it is probably my karma to be run over by one.

Thanks for that interesting and funny hub. Happy driving!


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Outstanding! And funny too. A very clever HUB. I hope your Karma delayed is not Karma denied. I will have to read more of these Hubs of yours.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Karma is a beautiful car indeed

But to buy one I'd have to live on grill cheese

Loved the poem on your quest to find Karma and the interview was entertaining as always.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

What a concept. A person being responsible for their own life. Outrageous, un-American, anti -food stamps, unfair and just plain exhausting. As for the car, we had that manufactured so that Leonardo DiCaprio could own it. ! Up and very funny.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Lela, for being so swift to comment. You deserve a Karma, m'luv. And you are definitely not poor regarding your possession of wit and wisdom and an appreciation of the finer things in life . . . like chocolate caramels.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Becky, Why not buy that gorgeous red Karma convertible AND a house? Just imagine how envious your neighbors would be to see that beauty parked in your driveway. All you have to do is max out all your credit cards - everyone else does! :)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, b., for finding this clever and fun to read and one of my 'best.' I adore your comments. And you think the Karma is cool? It likes you, too, m'dear.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Feline. You are so right about the wall, my dear, but the Karma didn't have to drive me 'up' it. I was already there! Heh, heh.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

I agree, Alicia, that Karma has the 'looks,' but unfortunately, also the price tag. You could wait a few years and purchase a pre-owned Karma. Then again, not a good idea. You would be inheriting someone else's Karma. Right? Thank you for the visit and the gracious comments.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Now that was really clever, christopher . . . 'probably your karma to be run over by one.' Somehow with that price tag, there may not be a proliferation of said vehicles on the roadways. Thank you for stopping by and happy driving to you, too, my friend.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, xstatic, thank you for the sublime and ecstatic comments and your kind wish. Please do read more of my hubs; I would be very interested in your feedback.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hold off on that purchase of a beautiful Karma for now, Susan, I would not want you to be confined to a diet of grilled cheese sandwiches. Healthful perhaps, but very monotenous. Thank you for loving my poetic quest and finding the interview entertaining. What a coincidence! That's how I feel about your hubs and comments.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Of all people, I knew, bp, you would appreciate that comment about a person being responsible for him/herself. If only we could drum that concept into the minds of our uninformed population. Would solve a lot of problems. I heard that Leo has two Karmas - one for day and one for night. :) Thank you, m'luv, for the funny and the Up.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your interview with Karma was cool. I don't want to hurt her feelings, but if i have been good and get to come back, I want an Exelero. If you get to come back too, i'll take you for a spin..VROOOOOM


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Another goodie from you. Karma goes a long way, whether good or bad.

The Frog


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Hi, my Karma tells me there is defintely a red Karma in my future if I stay on HubPages and make lots and lots of money! Hey, I believe...I've been a good person and I think I deserve it, don't you??? You never disappoint me with your Hubs, girl.


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CMHypno 4 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

We'll send you over Jeremy Clarkson, drbj as a reward for writing this entertaining interview. Whether you consider receiving the presenter of Top Gear as good karma or bad karma would spark a lively debate over here in the UK. Or maybe you would prefer Richard Hammond?


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Karma is something else! Another gem, DR. BJ! What more can one say? Well, voted up, up and away!


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psychicdog.net 4 years ago

Well drbj is it your Karma or mine to end up with the luxury car?! LOL


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amillar 4 years ago from Scotland, UK

If a picture paints a thousand words, maybe you could've interviewed the karmera that took the photos of that car drbj. On the other hand, that might cause bad karma with the karmeraman/person.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Awesome hub drbj! LOL - where is Karma?

Take care and voted up

John


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I want one of those! Stunning design inside and out. That's where the ancient Karma hits you, so it's quite fitting. Totally wild hub.


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

Doc,

Glad you ran into Karma and it all turned out well!

Very clever on the "hipatitus". (Grin!)

Soo, THAT'S what Maybach looks like! Sweet ride, but I'd still prefer a pick-up.

I'm country like that, lol.

Maybe one day Karma will have a sibling, with a long bed and a crew cab! :)

femme


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Wow you have packed it all into here. The poetry, the so haha jokes, you Google search humour and the interview with Karma and all that information. I could see myself driving one of those, think I'll have to buy me a lottery ticket. Do you think Karma will visit me and pull out my numbers. Lol

I hope they paid you well for this one hee hee.

Voting up all the way and wishiing you 'Good Karma'


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Well Karma would be of the female persuasion- no fury like a woman scorned you know. And what a trip through Googleland in search of the elusive Karma. Isn't there a car called Karmen Ghia or something. Anyways, great interview; not sure about karma but definitely sure about cause and effect- like reading your hub has created a most enjoyable feeling Drbj!


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GmaGoldie 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

drbj,

Voted up and truly awesome! I thought you were going something place else other than a car! Oh, my husband loves cars and his car show is coming up - I must forward this on to him - he has the brightest smile when cars are concerned.

Off to my painting routine. What a delightful break you gave me.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

I'm with you, Ruby, Exelero would be my choice, too. Since only one prototype exists, tell you what we can do. We can split the cost, only 4 1/2 million dollars apiece and share the car. 6 months at your place; 6 months at mine. Thanks for the cool; so are you. Karma thinks so, too. VROOOOOM, VROOOOOM.

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks, Frog, for the goodie remark. Yup, Karma, whether good or bad, does go a long way. Let's hope it does its job and replaces our Organizer-in-Chief with a leader who can help the U.S. increase productivity and respect.


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twentyfive 4 years ago

drbj, you really have the best interviews even Google agrees :)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, mary. If your Karma tells you there is a red Karma in your future and lots of HP money, then listen to it by all means. You ARE a good person and you do deserve it, trust me.

Thank you for never being disappointed with my hubs. I shall endeavor to maintain that standard. Promise.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, CM, I am not picky. Send over either Jeremy or Richard or both. I promise to entertain them. Heh, heh. That would definitely be good Karma in my mind since they had the good taste to praise Karma. You be sure to come along too, m'dear. And thanks for finding this entertaining.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Dex. I agree, that Karma is something else. Thank you for being a loyal visitor, my friend, and your gracious comments. Your Up, up and away is most appreciated.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, psychicdog. I can offer you the same deal with the Karma as I did mary with the Exelero. You come up with half the cost and I'll do the same, and we can share. It won't be easy, I know, since we are not close neighbors but we could work something out. Are there any moving plans in your future?


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

You are so clever, amillar. I forgot to search camera / karmera on Google. But you do make a good point. I would not have wanted to antagonize the karmeraman. Now you've got me doing it!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, John. Thanks for the 'Awesome' and the Up. You asked, where is Karma? I heard she was visiting CARacas, next stop CAiRo. :)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Don't blame you, Hilary, for wanting a Karma - it IS stunning. And a very appropriate name I think. It's funny you commented: 'totally wild hub.' As I was typing this I thought to myself (as I infrequently do) I'm going too far (out) with this one. But so far, so good. You and all my other lovely followers don't seem to mind.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for appreciating the 'hipatitus,' Angelia, Your Hipness.

Yes, the Maybach Exelero is one of a kind - literally. But where would you park a car that cost that much? And you would need round-the-clock bodyguards to watch over it. And security to watch the bodyguards.

Perhaps Karma will one day produce a long bed pickup with a crew cab in metallic red. Let's send Fisker an email.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Rosemary. Thanks for your sublime comments about the poetry, jokes, and humor 'packed' into this interview. Delighted you appreciated it. You really are a dear, you know.

Hope you did buy your lottery ticket. Karma is sure to visit ... sooner or later. Just don't pick the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6 - they are the most popular and if they came up you would have to split the lottery jackpot with all those other folks. Thank you for the Up and 'Good Karma' to you, too.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks, Alastar, for following my trip through Googleland searching for Karma. Yes, there was a car called Karmann Ghia that was marketed by Volkswagen from '55 through '74. I didn't include it because the name was so similar, it might confuse the reader.

What a lovely comment about cause and effect, my friend - I shall cherish it. And you!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, GmaGoldie for dropping by and voting Up and awesome. I know it looked like I was going someplace else with this hub, but you have to admit I finally did find Karma the car. Yes, please share it with dear hubby to put a bright smile on his face.

Presenting a 'delightful break' was entirely my pleasure.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Awwwww, twentyfive, you say the nicest things. 'The best interviews - even Google agrees.' Thank you for that lovely comment.


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California

Awesome Hub. Socially shared and voted up. This hub gave me a few much needed laughs, thanks!


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

I am glad you finally found Karma thorough your persistent search. Karma is a beautiful thing. I liked your interview very much. I wonder what all the other cars are saying about karma. Would like to see what BMW 740Li would say in an interview. Lol. I love the fact that you attributed personality to Karma. That was very interesting and fascinating. I am looking forward to a date with Karma to see what its all about. Lol. Voted up. Awesome hub.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Kimberly, nice to see you here. Happy to give you a few much needed laughs, m'dear, any time. Thanks for socially sharing, the 'awesome' and the Up.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Delighted to meet you, jeyaramd. Yes, my persistence did pay off when I finally located Karma. Learned a lot of other interesting info along the way. If you liked this interview you must read some of those I did with 'undead' celebrities like Jimmy Dean, Genghis Khan, Cleopatra and Napoleon. They all had a lot to say, too.

You asked what would BMW say if interviewed. Probably refuse to admit that Karma existed.

Thank you for your gracious comments, the awesome and the Up.


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incomeguru 4 years ago from Lagos

The time i spent reading this hub, really is not wasted. At least it made me laugh out loud that my wife rushed in only to see me and my laptop.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

A superb interview with karma! I'm honored to have placed an inkling of a seed in your clever mind.

I believe that we are responsible for our karma. Do unto others....it's that simple. One needn't be a rocket scientist to figure it out. Excellent hub drbj. Thank you for the fun!:)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Now a laugh like that, incomeguru, that would cause your wife to rush in to check on your welfare, that kind of laugh is a commendation in itself. Thank you. Thank your wife, too, for being so concerned.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Linda, for planting the seed - we writers need all the help we can get. As well as faithful commenters like yourself, m'dear, with comments like ' superb interview.'

I, too, believe that we are responsible for our actions. If Karma is involved, so be it. Thanks for the visit and the kind words. No charge for the fun! :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Drbj - I would love one of those Karma's! I won't even be picky about the color or anything. Red, blue, silver - no matter!

You always do the most interesting interviews! I really thought it was going to be a little different - but you knew that didn't you? haha!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

What a coincidece, Kelly, we both appreciate the finer things in life like expensive Karma cars ... and chocolate.

I agree, this interview was 'different,' only God knows what I'll choose as my next interview subject. So far, 'she' hasn't informed me! Thanks for dropping by, m'luv.


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lex123 4 years ago

Another great article.... Interview with Karma.. Very interesting, drbj.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

You are so discerning, lex. Thanks for finding this a great and very interesting article.


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Niteriter 4 years ago from Canada

It is with the greatest of timidity that I slide in here to commend you on yet another deviously SEO'd piece of scholarly literature.

I've spent much of my life hiding out from Karma, for reasons on which you may accurately speculate due to the impropriety of my history. On the one hand I am relieved to learn that Karma is just a car, but on the other I am chillingly disheartened to learn that it's female.

So I'll head on back to the bus station now, along with my Merle Haggard CD, "I'm on the run, the highway is my home."


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Timidity will get you nowhere with Karma, Niteriter, but you already know that. She, whether Fate or female, treasures aggressiveness - no, make that assertiveness, a quality I do not believe you lack.

Thanks for the commendation, pardner, and as far as 'devious' SEO is concerned, ain't it all?

Give ole Merle my best regards, sometimes it's expedient to be on the run - that ole Karma has been known to bite folks on the butt. :)


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

OMG, it's Karma...

I tell my doggie that she is bootylicious...hmmmmm.....??

That's it the road show is on...and we are all hopping in our Karma to get our assets to FL...!! Voted UP and FAB. Hugs, Maria


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

So you tell your dog she is bootylicious, Marie? Then it must be so! Do hop in your Karma and get your delicious assets to Florida. Since you voted Up and Fab, sweetie, the drinks are on me. Orange juice. of course.


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carolina muscle 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

ooooooooo.. that Karma car.... yowee !!!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida Author

I could not have said it better myself, Chris. With you all the way!

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