Saturday, December 13

Coincidence Story: They Were Meant To Meet Again


A coincidence story, that seems to show how some relationships never end.

"When I was 15 I met my first boyfriend, Paul. We parted four years later while both at different universities.

I moved to London in 1969, knowing nothing of Paul since 1962. I married, he married and that was that until 1979 when I got a call out of the blue from Paul.

Now he didn't know my married name and didn't know where I was in the UK. But when he became CEO of a company in Zug, Switzerland, he often came to meetings in the UK. On the off-chance, during one visit he looked up my maiden name, V. Valentine, in the telephone directory. He called the only one listed and got Virginia Valentine who, unbelievably, was a copywriter as was I, working for the same ad agency as I was, with the same art director and in the same office as me - Valerie Valentine. Wow.

A few years later I began working for an agency in Gloucester on the Kraft business. Kraft's headquarters then were in Cheltenham, practically next door. I went to a meeting, Paul who's business was buying coffee and cocoa for Kraft, went to the same meeting, and we met up again in 1987. Doubly coincidental.

He's now retired in Florida, I'm working in Thame and we keep in touch by email. Who'd have thought it ???"


This story was previously published on Understanding Uncertainly

Other Random Coincidence Stories:
Father And Daughter Re-United Through Coincidence
An Ode To Coincidence Via The Lord of The Rings
Married Couple Were Unknowingly Photographed Together As Children
Married Couple In The Same Photo As Children

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