Saturday, November 10, 2007

lucky numbers

My phone rang this morning with a number I didn't recognize.

It turned out to be a really good family friend from back when I was in junior high, whom I'd lost touch with and hadn't heard from in a really long time. She said she found my number on a piece of paper among a whole bunch of old stuff and decided to see if it still worked.

It turns out that she just moved to a place about a mile and a half from me, works two buildings away from my old job and is pursuing her MBA across the street from my home. All without having any idea that I lived here.

She's having a party tonight, and though I have different plans, I'm really going to try and go. She's a great person, and I've missed having her in my life.

I feel like I just won the lottery. Not the kind of money to significantly change my life, but an amount that makes people feel like they're having a really lucky day.

6 comments:

Sphincter said...

That's great! Hope you go and have fun.

zandria said...

How cool is that? And even weirder...that you've had the same number since junior high (or before)! :)

Jon said...

I've had the same number for somewhere around 8 years now... I never get those calls though. I make calls on numbers I've had for a long time for other people only to find they've moved on and decided not to keep me in the loop.

Aimless Wanderer said...

That's really cool and kinda weird at the same time the way everything working out like that. hope you have fun catching up.

Dave said...

I had a similar situtation once, but not as lucky an ending. I grew up in New York, but spent a year and a half of high school in Virginia, where I had a very good friend named John. Many years later, I lived in Baltimore for about 5 years, but I moved back to New York just after our son was born. One day, on a whim, I googled John, and found that he had been living 10 minutes away from me for the whole 5 years I had been in Baltimore. Ah, well.

Librarian Girl said...

That is so great. I totally get what you mean about winning the lottery.