Saturday, June 12

Coincidences On The Phone

A couple of coincidences today which involve phone calls. Thanks JC.

AA vanThe first is one that was on UK television a while back and is about a guy who works for the AA - this is the Automobile Association as opposed to Alcoholics Anonymous.

He was out for a walk in the middle of nowhere when a public phone box he was passing started to ring. He thought he might as well answer the phone and when he did so was shocked to find that the caller was his dispatcher from the AA.

It seems she had meant to call his mobile phone number but absent mindedly had rung his staff number instead - which just happened to be the number of the phone box he was walking past.
Anniversary GraphicsIt was the wedding anniversary of John Davis' parents, who live in Wales, and he had forgotten to send a card or any flowers. So he wouldn't be too much in their bad books he sent them a text until he could phone them properly later in the day.

Later that afternoon he received a phone call from his next door neighbour, who he didn't really know that well, and he thanked him for sending a message of congratulations for his anniversary.

To say this puzzled John is putting it mildly. Firstly he didn't have his neighbour's number in his mobile's memory, secondly he didn't know it was his neighbour's anniversary and thirdly the text message had got through okay to his parents. He has no idea as to how the same text message was somehow sent to his neighbour.
Further Reading:
Dreaming Of A Phone Number Led To Romance


  1. These are really great. With stories like this, I am always left with a kind of awe at the underlying order of things.

  2. they are good stories. its amazing how such things happen or why.

  3. The John Davis one is odd. How could that other text have possibly got through to his neighbour? Must ask BF as he is a bit of a tech buff, or thinks he is.

  4. Fabulous stories, amazing what happens when we least expect it...

  5. Anonymous12:42

    I have looked thru your blog and there is lots of great stuff about which I have an interest. I get lots of coincidences in my life and I have only recently been aware that lots of them are meaningful. I have enjoyed my visit. Andreas