How else could:
kthe lights go off just as I rummage through my purse to locate my keys?
kcome back on immediately after I’ve squinted in the mobile light to open the door?
kgo off again as soon as I step in?
kthe phone beep shrilly and startle me as I try to gauge whose shadow I see outside the window?
kcome back on to show me a huge, black spider squatting on the sofa in all its glory? It looks like a shriveled cat with many legs. And what’s with the disdain, insect? I like my new hairstyle, even though Z and J start talking of bird flu every time they look at my head.
kblink off again after the spider begins to advance towards me? I dodge a black spider in pitch darkness with thunder rattling the window panes. A good time to holler ‘I want my mommy!’
kMommy call right at that moment to tell me that I should leave my job. Why? She hangs up. My cousin’s on T.V.
kthe phone get out of charge as I feel something furry against my toe and try to fix the bright Reliance glow on the obtrusion?
kall the wicks in my seven candles fray and come off as I try to light them?
kI stub my toe and drop the last match in a pool of water..which reminds me that I should have wiped my shoes before I got in.
ksit on the sofa, close my eyes, and hear a gruff voice practically breathe over me: ‘Madam, not safe to leave door open when there are no lights.’ It’s the watchman with my house keys that I dropped outside.
kThis perfect little orchestration of co-incidental glitches is obviously for someone’s benefit.
Somebody’s watching, and to whoever it is, may I recommend Star Movies. Leave me alone….with the lights on, please.