Reidar is a funny guy. Unpredictable and highly intelligent. He has an incredible sense of humour, smartly sarcastic and burlesque.
That was kind of fun, as every time I tended to become all too passionate about something, taking myself too seriously, he would find a subtle way of making fun of me.
So he once told me this crazy story.
He was teaching at some school outside Stockholm. Nothing would really work for him at this stage – due to some bad choices he had gone bankrupt, not to mention that his personal life was a mess, having really a hard time with everything, including women.
So he was struggling to make a living as a teacher in mathematics.
One day, he helped one of his students, to solve a difficult equation, taking his time to assist him. This overweight 10-year-old boy was known to be a rascal, everybody avoiding him for his nasty temper. He was considered dull, never catching up with the others.
After the lesson, the boy approached Reidar.
“Hey, I understand that you have a hard time with women (how the hell he understood that, God knows). You have been very nice to me, and as a token of my gratitude, I´ll give you this”.
He took a little stone out of his pocket, and went on:
“This stone has magic powers, from now on, you will have great success with babes”. And with a solemn gesture, he handed the stone to Reidar.
Reidar could hardly hold himself from laughing his wits off, at the same time being rather touched and impressed by the little guy´s gratitude.
The same very night as he would take the train back to Stockholm, he meets a very charming girl. Reidar was startled, as he never before in his life had been greeted with such intriguing benevolence and interest by a beautiful woman.
Already that evening, they went out for dinner and they spent the night together.
I met Reidar the day after this amazing episode with the boy, the stone and the gracious woman.
Some weeks later, I saw him again. The relationship with this lady didn´t last. However, Reidar was in great spirits.
“You know what”, he said ” it is weird, that stone from that boy changed my life. It is incomprehensible, but of the blue things come easily without me moving a finger.
There is no damn logic, I´ve been struggling hard for years, and nothing happened.
And now, I attract so many charming ladies, I am seeing six different gorgeous girls. And besides, I never received so many job-offers like I do now.”
And he puts his hand in the pocket taking out a simple ordinary stone showing it to me.
“This is my totem!!”
PS I wonder if the boy has any stone left…
Anyone knowing his whereabouts…? :)
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