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Littleannie Sun 03-Feb-19 17:18:13

Has anybody had any unusual coincidences? Here are 2 of mine.
Some years ago, I left a job thinking the grass would be greener elsewhere. It wasn't. One afternoon I was chatting to my husband and said that I wished I hadn't left my old job. The phone rang. It was my old boss, offering me my job back.
I once lay in a hospital bed, waiting to go to theatre for a major operation. Feeling very nervous, I picked up the newspaper, hoping to take my mind off it. It fell open on the page with the horoscopes, which I never read. My horoscope for the day read "Your life will be in other people's hands today". Ooh-er!

Luckygirl Sun 03-Feb-19 17:26:30

Oh creepy! You clearly survived!

luluaugust Sun 03-Feb-19 17:58:15

I just said to DH that I wished our DD would drop by and pick up a cake this afternoon when the doorbell went and there she was!

tanith Sun 03-Feb-19 18:10:30

When my husband was alive we went on many beside the sea-side holidays as he never flew. On more occasions than I care to remember whilst we were strolling an esplanade or on a pier we would bump into someone he knew. It was a joke everytime we holidayed as to who we’d bump into this time.
Weird because we never met anyone I knew.

KatyK Sun 03-Feb-19 18:52:28

When I was 16 I was 'in love' with a boy and used to go to sleep- at night and say to God (in my Catholic God fearing days) 'please let me marry ... and the boy's name)'. This was not a particularly common name and guess what DH has exactly the same name. So marry him I did although a different one. smile

BlueBelle Sun 03-Feb-19 18:57:43

My eldest daughter and I often text each other at exactly the same time not as a reply bu5 just out of the blue

Katyj Sun 03-Feb-19 19:33:28

I was in a gift shop choosing two ornaments to take home from holiday for my son and his then girlfriend. I found one with my sons name on, but couldn't find his girlfriends name, I liked the ornaments so much, I just picked a random girls name and thought I'll remove the names before I give them .Shortly after his relationship broke up ,and he met his lovely wife to be with the name I had randomly chosen.

mumofmadboys Sun 03-Feb-19 21:37:29

I went to a little shop in Huddersfield to buy a friend I met on holiday in Israel a birthday card. I found one with her on it! A street scene taken in Bath on a day out. There were only 2 people on the card- the friend Becky with a friend of hers. Very clear picture of them both. Becky had no idea the photo had been taken.

notentirelyallhere Sun 03-Feb-19 21:38:18

My DH was at the funeral of a work colleague from 20 years ago. Many former colleagues were there and talk turned to an absent former colleague who no one had heard of for years. Earlier that day I had looked at a forum I rarely visit and top of the threads was a discussion about living in France with virtually the first poster being the absent colleague who had responded to a question with a full account of his life in the last 20 years!

Nandalot Sun 03-Feb-19 21:44:39

My first date with DH was at a cinema in the town next to where we lived. Years later we found out that he had been born in a taxi in the car park of the self same cinema.

BlueSapphire Mon 04-Feb-19 08:26:03

Back in the UK after a posting in Singapore, I ended up teaching the son and daughter of a couple we had met out there. The son was a baby when we first met them in Singapore. And when we eventually bought our first house it was in the street next to theirs.
And a great friend we had made while living in Cyprus ended up moving to my little childhood town - I had never mentioned it to her at all, she had no idea.
We were on holiday in Cornwall once having tea in a cafe on the Lizard, and sat at the next table were another couple on their holidays - we had also known them in Singapore!

Tanjamaltija Wed 19-Aug-20 10:02:12

I cannot find the recent thread on "Coincidences" - so I am posting this here. My friend had a lovely teal scarf and I said I was going to steal it, since it's my favourite colour. She said I shouldn't, because it was the only one she had. So I went home and shared my scarves between us, and handed them to her in the morning, and she cried with delight. I got home and put the shopping on the table to sort - and it was a friend of mine who came over with... a bag of scarves so I could choose some for myself, and others to give away, if I wanted...