The Magic Eight Ball has played an important role in my life. My then-future wife thought it was funny that I made decisions based on the Eight Ball's advice. Little did she know that I actually did take heart of the words appearing in the dark liquid within. You see, the Eight Ball provides stress-free decision making. Other than the stupidity of being guided by complete chance, you can't blame the Eight Ball for any of the answers it gives. Like flipping a coin, it has absolutely no biases or faulty thought processes. In that sense, the advice it gives is pure and beautiful.
I have had an Eight Ball since, well, before I can remember. And the odd thing is... It generally has been... correct. I did spend a long time being single in 1999. The Blackhawks didn't get past the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs. I didn't get the Disney counsel position in 2014.
First things first, I gave my former boss an Eight Ball for Christmas. After the company let me go in early March, while in her office, I secretly asked it if I would be alright job-wise... And it answered "It is Certain." That's reassuring.
But today I asked it whether I would get an in-house counsel position soon and it answered:
Ouch. I need full-time work as soon as possible. Then I asked it whether I would get adequate hours during my part-time independent contractor legal role. It answered:
Snap. Al is like one of my best buddies, a really inspirational guy. Pretty disheartening set of answers, all in a row. I asked the Eight Ball whether I would be a millionaire by the end of this year. To that it answered:
Damn, 2017 just won't be my year I guess. I also got a negative response to whether I would have a full-time job by August of this year. Finally, I asked it whether I would have a business that would make $500,000 by the end of the year. It answered:
There is a God!!! I can sleep easier tonight. Thanks for the read!!!