Panamanian small world
Between the ages of 6 and 8 I lived with my family in Panama. After this we returned to the UK. At the age of 19 I answered an ad in a local newsagents window and got a job as an au pair in Uruguay. When I told my mum that I was going there she remarked that she didn't know anything about Uruguay other than one of their (my parents') good friends in Panama had a mother who was Uruguayan by birth. I thought no more about this until the first day of my new job. I woke up after a very late night arrival and went downstairs. To my suprise my employer had gone out and an older lady greeted me instead. She had been asked to show me around and keep me company for the day. It became clear during this course of the day that not only was this the very lady my mum had mentioned but the house I was living and working in was built on land that she owned.
Date submitted:Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:27:58 +0000Coincidence ID:5904