If we're being real with ourselves, most days are pretty boring, with nothing out of the ordinary happening. But every once in a while, odds be damned, something wild happens that makes you go:
1. "I moved to a new city far away to start a new job. I met a guy on a dating app and we instantly hit it off. We dated and were completely inseparable, even getting matching tattoos. High passion and love levels on both sides. After a year or so he asked me to move in. The day I’m moving in, his wife came home, eight months pregnant. There were absolutely NO signs he was ever married. The insane part is that I had grown up with her and her sister in a very small town far, farrrrr awayyyyyyyy. I'd stayed the night at her house growing up and everything."
2. "While I was working at Domino's I took an order from an old couple that was having trouble with their card. Turned out it was my father's brand new credit card. They'd got the card info by going through our mail and the reason it didn’t work at first was because it wasn’t activated yet."
3. "Years ago, my uncle bought me pajamas as a Christmas gift. He left the gift receipt in the box, and when I saw the date and time on the receipt, I screamed! What are the odds? 12/12/2012 at 12:12?!"
Here's the receipt:
4. "I was a Canadian working in Israel when someone asked me if I knew their friend in Alberta (I was from Nova Scotia, which is on the opposite side of the country from Alberta). I had my speech about how we’re the second largest country in the world and not some small town where everyone knows everyone else all prepared, but when they told me their friend’s name...I did know them."
5. "I used to own a china doll with a broken off missing hand. During a day trip, I found a hand on the ground which looked to be the same size and material of the doll I had at home, so I took it home with me. I couldn’t believe my eyes when it fit onto the broken arm like two pieces of a jigsaw."
6. "I worked in a call center and was making small talk with a customer named Amanda while waiting for her account to load. We got to talking about siblings, and she mentioned her older sister named Melissa and her younger brother Nicholas. My siblings and me? Melissa (oldest), Amanda (middle), and Nicholas (me, the youngest)."
7. "I was listening to an audiobook on the train when the woman across from me kept asking me innocuous questions. I was tired from work, though, so I took out an earbud and apologized, saying I was really focused on this audiobook and didn't mean to ignore her. She lit up and said she is a voice actor for audiobook recordings, and asked me what I was listening to. I turned my phone around and she said she was the narrator of the audiobook I was listening to!"
8. "A few years ago, my bad ass grandpa fell into a river in Alaska. He was 87 and on a fishing trip. He used the skills taught to him in the Air Force to stay afloat, and managed to climb onto a log as he floated downstream. A man saw him and pulled him out of the river, saving his life. Grandpa decided that he needed to end his trip early after that brush with death, so he changed his flight to leave a couple days later. Guess who just happened to sit next to him on the new flight? Yep, the guy that pulled him from the river."
9. "My history teacher was showing us a slideshow of her trip to China when one of my classmates shouted, 'Hey, those are my parents!' Indeed, this girl's parents were in the background of my teacher's picture at Tiananmen Square. They not only were visiting China at the exact same time, but crossed paths with their daughter's teacher at just the right moment to photobomb her."
Not the actual photo but it probably looked a little like this:
10. "I was driving for Uber after getting laid off a few years ago. Picked up a white woman (yes, necessary detail) and randomly, based on her name which was the same as my grandmother's, we started talking about our families. Long story short, it turns out she was the descendant of my ancestors' owners in South Carolina. She was a very nice lady and was absolutely horrified. It was definitely surreal and she left me a huge tip. Reparations I guess?"
11. "I went to primary school with two boys both named Andrew James Scott. Common enough first, middle and last names, but there were only 20 or so kids in my class total, AND they had exactly the same birthday."
"One of them changed schools in the second grade, and I have no memory of what we called them to differentiate them."