Yesterday, in the Humorbloggers dot com chat room, we were speaking about coincidences. You know, small world stuff, crap happens for a reason, yadda yadda yadda.
Anyway, it got me to thinking about some of the weird coincidences in my life.
I met the Crotchety Old Lady and it turned out that her father and my mother had worked for the same company, at the same time, many years ago. Considering that it was not the biggest employer in the county, plus many other factors like they lived very far from each other, really makes that a pretty unusual coincidence.
And then, would you believe that my ex wife and her ex husband grew up about a block away from each other? Again, pretty weird considering it's not like we all lived in small town America. We aren't even from the same town, nor from the town our exes were from. The last bit of weirdness is that I have lived in 2 different places in my adult life. Both times I wound up moving next door to cousins who I hadn't seen in many, many years. I didn't even know they were my cousins at first.
Yeah, we weren't a particularly close family.
What strange coincidences have taken place in your life?
BTW, if you have a chance, here is a video on Youtube of my friend's Mom's appearance on local TV. If you have a chance to watch and leave a message, you can help make an older lady happy. Her story is fascinating, yet sad.