Karma?

Before I separated from the Air Force, I endured a year and a half of knucklehead troops and obnoxious leadership.  It did not help that some of my peers seemed to be out to get me.

When I separated, there was a mental list of people I hoped would reap what they sowed when it came to their actions toward me.  I did not care how long it took, but I sincerely wished it came back to haunt them.

It amazed me when some of those people later asked to be friends with me on Facebook.  Now, to my face, these people were nice and courteous and we got along.  Who knows what they said behind my back, though.  I heard word from several people about stuff they were saying.

Recently, I found out that one of those peers is going through some things that are very similar to what I went through a few months before I separated.  Those were very frustrating days for me.  So, on one hand, I can certainly understand why they would be frustrated and upset.  On the other hand, though, I am finding it extremely to difficult to feel sympathetic.  This is especially because this peer was a player in my trials back then.

No, I have not voiced my opinion.  Nor have I asked for more specific details.  Not my place.  I fear my feelings would be quite transparent if I were to ask.  So, I sit back and watch and see what will happen.  I hope they pull through this difficult time like I eventually did.  Only time will tell.  But I keep thinking about how things finally came back to haunt this person.

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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