After all, my usual problem with curses is that they are intentionally doing a bad thing to a person. So doing a bad thing to a giant corporate entity doesn’t present quite the same ethical problem. Wanting a company to die a horrible, painful, and humiliating death is not the same as wanting a person to die a horrible, painful, and humiliating death. Yes, if the company dies, good people will lose their jobs. But that happens anyway, without any hexical assistance from me.
So I thought about how to do it. I made jokes about sticking pins in voodoo dolls, but we all know that kind of voodoo doll doesn’t do anything, it’s just a joke. I would have to create some sort of representation of the entity to be hexed, perhaps some kind of witch-bottle or poppet. Then I would have to focus my energies on exactly what misfortune I wanted to befall the entity (indictments. Daily Show mockings) and keep the representation frequently in my attention, while focusing on the misfortunes I wanted to bring about.
And that was the point where I realized it wasn’t going to happen. Did I really want to focus hard every day on my own anger and resentment? A person only has so much mojo, after all. If I focus on revenge I won’t be focusing on success. And really, if
So I rediscovered the pointlessness of revenge. Ethics aside, there’s no way to hurt others the way they hurt you. Not people, not enormous corporate entities. And even if you could, what would you get out of it? A little schadenfreude, a little malicious satisfaction, the chance to point and go "hah-hah!" It’s not worth it.
But still. When I ran into a mug with his ex employer’s logo on it, there was that surge of helpless anger with no good outlet, no reasonable target. What to do?
What I did was, I made an anger box. The anger box is not a hexing tool, because the purpose of an anger box is to put my own anger in the box and leave it there. So rest assured, those who still punch the clock for the evil one. Your employer is not being hexed.
Not by me, anyway.