Bumping into people in unlikely places

I’ve just been listening to your programme about luck on Radio 4 and wanted to post some coincidences for you. A few years ago, I was attending a conference in Leicester and, after a meal out with my colleague returned to London that evening by train. We stopped at Wellingborough (on the same line) at about 9.30pm and I glanced out of the window, only to see my son standing exactly adjacent to the window. Bear in mind that the entry points for the two stations are not in the same spot on each station so one of us must have made a conscious decision to be in that location. I did not know he was working in Wellingborough and he did not know I had been to Leicester. Neither therefore had we planned to be on the same train at the same time and in the same place within the train. He could have caught the train and sat in another carriage and I would have been unaware of his presence. A similar coincidence had happened to me some 30 years previously when I had been working in Newcastle and had popped outside the hotel I was working at to post a letter. I bumped straight into my parents who were on a day trip to Newcastle, neither of us knowing the other was there on that day, at that time, in that place. There have been at least two similar coincidences in my life and those I remember are always coincidences of time and place. BTW I regarded these incidences more as fate than luck, though maybe you view both phenomena as essentially the same? Regards Isabel White
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Date submitted:Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:29:06 +0000Coincidence ID:10209