The above was an oft-repeated observation of my mother’s, whenever some of what a Buddhist would probably consider karma landed in my lap after I’d been a bit of a shit. Among Europeans, the phrase (and the reaction) seems to be commoner in Celtic cultures, although I’m sure it has its residues elsewhere. To that end, I’m going to share the best Christmas themed advert EVAH. Makes more sense if you’re Scottish, of course, but also has the virtue of explaining to people outside Scotland that it is possible even for advertising to have a hard edge.
A widely read friend also maintains that it will make perfect sense to readers of Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, etc.
And also: that’s what the faeries sent you.
Merry Christmas, everyone.