people grooves

… every move you make … i’ll be watching you …

Not long ago I met someone, and over the past couple of months we’ve become pretty good friends. She is this wild and crazy “broad” (as she puts it) who makes me laugh like mad, which is exactly what everyone needs — a good laugh every day goes a long way to keeping you sane.

At first, we saw each other once, maybe twice a week, but lately it’s more frequent than that. I know that it doesn’t mean anything beyond being an odd coincidence, but we seem to be travelling along similar paths. I’ve bumped into her in a few different places at which I might not normally be. She’s found me online, which is not somewhere that she would normally be. And as trivially irrelevant as it sounds, we ate the same thing for dinner tonight, separately. Yes, my first trip to KFC in moons, and the next thing she is telling me that she is about to have the same thing.

Look, I’m not trying to read anything into this, but it’s odd that we seem to fall into the same grooves as other people. Remember the movie, Four Weddings and a Funeral, where these two people keep bumping into each other — it’s a bit like that. Most of the time we don’t realize that we’re seeing some of the same people over and over again, just because we don’t recognize and know them.

How many times in your past have you been within 50 feet of someone you’ve just been introduced to?

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