Salcombe holiday

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We had a short break in apartments in Salcombe, Devon. On our second day, I met a gentleman who was just leaving. I asked if he had a nice break and how did he find it? All was good but he was leaving a day early due to his son having to play rugby. As I'm a rugby follower, I asked him where he was you going. He was travelling to the North midlands to drop his son to an important England youth game. He was an ex player and I asked him who he played with as a youngster. He told me he used to play for Coventry, which was a coincidence as my manager at work played there a while back. It turned out he knew my manager! I live just outside Bath and he was from the midlands and I thought it was just one of those things. What are the chances of having a link when we live well away from each other, plus, the journey to Salcombe is 147 miles for me and around 250 mile for him
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Date submitted:Mon, 11 Apr 2022 16:09:33 +0000Coincidence ID:12754