A Narrow Escape
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Contrast.
Iâ€™ve had a narrow escape. This time, Iâ€™m not taking the blame. Someone who stepped in to help me is.
One of the projects Iâ€™ve been working on in my mundane life (as opposed to the more magickal efforts that donâ€™t yet pay Â the bills) has been riddled with problems since Day Â One. Â I explained Â to Â them Â how to Â handle Â a situation Â and they blew me off. It wasnâ€™t â€œtheirâ€ way of doing business. Â But when they hit a brick wall and the situation took them six weeks to clear up instead of the four Â hours Â I Â could Â have done Â it Â in, Â I Â somehow Â got blamed. Showing them how to do the work, after all, was my responsibility Â even if I had no measure of enforcement.
A colleague stepped in to help with another facet and when they botched her advice, she got blamed. Actually, we both did, because Iâ€™m the one who suggested they use her template to save them weeks of time to create a new one.
Something else happened more recently and suddenly fingers were pointed at me, when all Iâ€™d done was follow procedure Â according to how I interpreted Â it, without using any mind reading skills (apparently a Â mistake, that). Iâ€™m still on thin ice on that one, but I can defend myself. Itâ€™s the politics Iâ€™m concerned about because a scapegoat is needed.
That oneâ€™s more of a Tower Card situation Â and Iâ€™ll just hold my breath for now.
Iâ€™d asked the Universe to keep me in a protected way throughout December, Â and I certainly was. Before Â and after is anyoneâ€™s guess, but because I was away at Daddyâ€™s funeral, I wasnâ€™t doing my usual tasks and someone else willingly took over some duties for me. I was grateful. The people she volunteered to help were grateful.
Until someone made a mistake.
It took about .068 seconds Â for someone Â to point a finger at my stand-in and blame her for something she (nor I) has ever touched.
Had I Â not Â been Â away Â on Â bereavement Â leave, Â that blame would have been assigned to me.