- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
It’s a small world out there, and I love hearing about the stories people have about the strange coincidences that have happened to them in their life. I have one particular story that sticks out in my mind, that’s happened to me:
I moved to England by myself after university, and I ended up meeting a guy through a mutual friend at the office I worked at in London. We hit it off, and soon started dating. One night, I was over at his house watching a movie, and his roommate Ken (whom I’d never before met) came home and walked into the room to introduce himself. We were chatting for a bit and the conversation went as follows:
Ken: “So, where are you from in Canada? My mom’s Canadian.”
Me: “Richmond Hill”
Ken: “Oh! My grandmother lives in Maple!” (That’s the town next to ours)
Ken: “Ya, we used to fly into Pearson Airport, stop at Hillcrest Mall for some Laura Secord ice cream, and then drive on to my gran’s house.”
Me: “That’s so funny, because that mall is suuuuuper close to my parent’s house. You were in my ‘hood!”
Ken: “Well, where else have you lived in Canada?”
Me: “Well, I lived in Kingston Ontario for four years because I went to university there.”
Ken: “Oh, you went to Queen’s University?”
Me: “How do you know about Queen’s?!” (It’s a small university for sure).
Ken: “My cousin goes there – he did his Bachelor’s there and now doing medical school there.”
Me: “What’s his name? It’s such a shot in the dark, but who knows? I might know him.”
Ken: “McMurtry. Sean McMurtry.”
Me: “Oh My God – I DO KNOW SEAN!! Sean did the voiceover for my second-year film project! I met him in first-year and he has such an amazingly deep, ‘broadcaster’s’ voice that I asked him to help me with my film! You are Sean’s cousin?? I can’t believe it!”
Anyway, it was verrry strange that I randomly met this guy, and not only did he know where my town was and had been there, it turns out that I actually know his cousin on a different continent. I still can’t believe it.
Does anyone have any stories like that? Maybe not about people, but about some others strange coincidence that’s happened in general?