Chance Meeting

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My husband and I were visiting Paris in the early 80s and on the Tuesday we decided to go to the Louvre. We walked up to the entrance and found it closed. We didn't know that it was closed on Tuesdays. As we turned to leave my husband's friend, and best man from our wedding 2 years previously, turned up leading a whole hoard of school children. They were staying on a campsite outside Paris. He too was about to visit the Louvre on a Tuesday! Neither of us knew the other was even going to France.
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:58:48 +0000Coincidence ID:3766