04 January, 2010

What A Coincidence!

media coincidenceHere's a typical 'coincidence' seen in the British Daily Mail newspaper. I've printed out the text again in case the cutting on the right isn't too clear:
A few years ago, I was having a meal out in a Chinese restaurant in Tenby, South Wales.

Sitting at the next table were four women who were obviously celebrating something, due to the greetings cards on their table and the 'toasting' going on.

Curiosity got the better of me and I asked what was the occasion. One of the women said she was leaving the country and her
friends to take up a teaching post in Thailand and this was her farewell party.

A women at a nearby table said she could not help overhearing our conversation and was curious as to which school she was going to in Thailand.

The woman told her and, amazingly, the other woman had just relinquished, having spent several years teaching English there. They didn't know each other, one had never been in the restaurant before and neither lived in Tenby. What a coincidence!
Further Reading:
Coincidence or Synchronicity - Example 4 Examples of personal coincidences.

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