Weird coincidences keep happening to me. My buddy, who is a math teacher, says it is all just the mathematical odds playing out.
I’m not always so sure.
Do you think the universe reveals things to us serendipitously, or are the things that happen to us just due to mathematical chance?
Weird Coincidence #1
I was talking to my buddy as we often do (Not the math teacher buddy, but a different guy). We talk about all things, big and small.
On one particular day, he was telling me about a time when he was younger. He had picked up a pizza. He had carried it home under his arm like you would carry a book. Of course, the toppings all slid off the pizza. He folded it in half and made a panzerotti.
Until now, I had only ever seen a pizza carried this way once in my life. I saw a boy on his bike pick up a Little Caesar’s pizza and sling it under his arm. Vertically.
So at this point in the story, I had encountered a pizza being carried vertically or heard a story about it, twice in my entire life (that I can remember).
The very next day after I heard the story, my family and I drove to a microbrewery/restaurant that was about an hour and a half drive from our house. After we paid the bill my wife laughed an pointed out a grown man holding his takeout pizza under his arm vertically.
Okay, math people, what are the odds? The odds I would see this the day after my friend’s story? The odds I would even be in this town in the first place? The odds that a grown man wouldn’t know how to properly hold a pizza?
I can’t believe this was a coincidence, but I also can’t imagine why the universe would want me to take notice of something so seemingly insignificant.