Karma is a real thing if you do your part well and leave the rest for the universe to deal with and this story proves it.
People can sometimes be mean and selfish for no reason, but more often than not, life gets them and they have to pay for their bad behavior. In a story posted by a mom, u/LiminaNinja, she speaks about how when a couple of cars overtook her at the Serbian customs border, they got their dose of karma in a matter of a few minutes.
The woman began the story by mentioning that a few years ago, she lived in Germany (European Union) and for the winter holidays, she decided to go to Serbia (not the part of European Union), which is her homeland, with her three kids. At that time, her twins were less than two years old, while her elder daughter was about seven. As she drove from Hamburg to Hungary to cross the border and enter Serbia, she realized that the holiday season had resulted in some crazy waiting line that was over a kilometer long.
Despite the long waiting line of cars and buses, she had no option but to remain patient as they moved forward, five meters at a time. As time passed, the kids were getting restless. While she was feeding them, changing them and doing whatever she could - she didn't notice two buses going through the border, which cleared the 30-40 meters of road in front of her.
Before she could drive and go ahead, three cars from behind her overtook her to go in the front near the border, which is technically not even allowed near a customs border. She said, "I noticed it and went out of my car. I said to them that their conduct wasn't fair. I had three small kids in my car, and I wasn't using that situation to my advantage, and if I could wait patiently for my turn, so could they." However, all of them ignored her. She assumed they knew what they did was illegal. Besides, she had no energy to argue with them, so she went and sat back in her car, thinking that if she could wait for six hours, she could also wait for six and a half hours.
A few minutes later, two customs officers came and patrolled around the lines. Seeing her toddlers in the back seat, they said they would open a second gate to speed things up. The three car drivers who had previously overtook her heard this and rushed back to their cars. This time, however, she actively let them overtake her. She left the first line to go to the newly opened gate and parked behind them. She felt like karma was going to act and she wasn't wrong.
The two customs officers from before saw this but still let the three cars pass and for good reason. They asked them to park the cars at the lots inside the customs border. She explained, "They were going to search all three cars and their passengers and baggage thoroughly, which meant hours and hours of waiting, answering endless questions, unpacking, packing and all sorts of annoying stuff."
When she reached the gate, the officers greeted her and proceeded with the formalities. They wished her safe travels and a merry Christmas after stamping her passport along with assuring her that the three cars would be stuck there at least for the next six hours and would need to pay a "nasty fine for their misdemeanor."
People in the comment section mention how Hungary is a wonderful place to be and how karma is just wonderful. u/ojioni said, "I've been to Hungary multiple times (I got married there). I've never had an issue with customs, but I was never a selfish jerk going through. When it comes to bureaucratic malicious compliance, nothing beats a former communist state. They learned from the best." u/rosscoPcoletrain said, "Had a car cut me off switching from one line into mine going into the USA from Canada. I was pretty annoyed until they got pulled into secondary inspection! Instant karma is the best karma."