posted on May, 3 2009 @ 11:08 AM
Before I delve too far into my belief I became invisible, for the record I'd like to state I have no history of mental illness, don't take drugs,
and am certain of the facts I am about to state. No doubt there is a reasonable explanation, and admittedly my mind was not in an optimal state of
happiness when this event occurred, but my memory is perfect, my clarity was intact, and this whole thing happened over a two-hour period.
First some background...
Some time ago I went in to business with two others - one an older colleague, the other a friend, who was fully silent.
Things started well, the money was rolling in from day one, and on the surface I had great hope. But not long after, the main guy - whom I trusted
initially - began renegging on his contract, behaving strangely, and...as was soon to be discovered, writing cash cheques and putting them through
another business. He did ALOT worse than this, but this gives you an idea of where things were heading. He was basically sabotaging things, because he
had not honored his agreement and promises to back out of a competing business beforehand; he kept his fingers in two pies, and the other company put
the hard word on him, threatening legal action etc. To cut it short, we had to wind the business down, which left ALOT of money owed to the original
investor. Of course, like the sly skunk of a man he was, he secreted the contracts we had drawn up out of the office, and washed his hands of all
moral responsibility, leaving me holding the bag.
Yes, I am, or was, a naiive businessman and should have done a hell of alot more due dilligence. But I had known the guy for years and years, we were
friends and I trusted him. Lesson learnt, trust noone in business.
Anyway, I was stuck in a bad place, had virtually lost my career as a result and really, really worried how the hell I was going to pay back such a
large sum. The whole thing was a mess, and I went into a very dark place I wish to never be in again. I did not take any anti-depressants as I do not
believe in altering the mind in that way. I had no family support either as it was in another country.
One night, after being holed up inside for a couple of days sorting things, I phoned my usual Indian takeaway spot for a curry and naan bread. They'd
delivered to me dozens of times and knew me well.
Half an hour later, the delivery guy phones me and asked me where I was. I was home, always had been, hadn't left for two days...where's my curry?
He insisted he knocked but I wasn't there. I reconfirmed the address, even though they know it. He said he'd come up again. I waited again...then 15
minutes later, another call; Sorry sir (Indian guy) you are not home, are you sure that's your address?
I was starting to get annoyed, and hungry...so I thought maybe he's a new guy and got the wrong apartment.
So I said hang on I'll come down. So I go down onto the street...look around, wait...no curry. I called him asking where he was. He said he was just
outside, and then I got annoyed (even though you should never do this to those who make
your food) and called bull#. I said my street address and number again, and he was going yes, yes I was there and you weren't.
His English was reasonably good, but a heavy Indian accent. But it was very very clear he had the right address. Then I thought, hey maybe there are
two streets with the same name, even though this was highly unlikely as I'm sure I'd know about it. So I said, ok you are in XXXX street right? I
asked if he saw the McDonalds which was on a corner. He said yes, I said ok go there now and I will meet you there. This was about 100 metres away. So
we hang up.
I get there, wait another 10 minutes. Same freaking thing. No bloody curry. Now I was getting really angry, as I thought he must be lieing to me,
messing with me.
(2nd post to come below...)