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To think this was a very odd coincidence?

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TheHouseOnBellSt Sat 25-Jul-15 11:14:32

Yesterday evening at about 6.00pm I happened to glance at the landline phone and a thought passed through my mind "Wouldn't it be awful if it rang in the early hours of the morning...that's never a good thing."

It was just one of those thoughts.

So you can imagine my horror when at 3.00am this morning the bloody thing rang!!

I was frozen...convinced someone was dead or ill.

I couldn't even get out of bed but DH had already got up and answered it.

It was a Scottish woman who said "Hello, can I speak to Simon's Mum?"

And DH told her she had the wrong number....she repeated our number to him and he said that yes, she'd rung that number but there was no Simon's Mum at the address....

Odd? It freaks me out when things like this happen.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 25-Jul-15 11:17:32

Just a mad coincidence, put it out of your mind.

What did Simon do, I wonder?

UrethraFranklin1 Sat 25-Jul-15 11:17:46

No, its not odd at all. You've probably had similar thoughts a hundred times and only remember this one because it happened, wheras the other 99 didn't.

It's nothing.

TheHouseOnBellSt Sat 25-Jul-15 11:18:52

Still I never considered he'd done anything! Maybe he was on a sleepover and was naughty or sick! [grin ] Poor Scottish woman was stuck with him!

Salmotrutta Sat 25-Jul-15 11:21:23

I must admit I now want to know who Simon is!

I wonder if the woman's son/daughter hadn't come home and they were supposed to be at "Simon's" house - but they gave their mum a wrong number so she couldn't check up?

<whole scenario invented>

TheHouseOnBellSt Sat 25-Jul-15 11:24:16

Salmon that sounds like it! It was a local whoever was with Simon could have just made a local sounding number up!

SurlyCue Sat 25-Jul-15 11:26:38

I'll bet it was simon barlow, he's being a little shit at the minute. She thought your were Leanne. wink

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sat 25-Jul-15 11:30:33

I reckon Simon had overindulged on mad dog 20/20 and got rather poorly

paulapompom Sat 25-Jul-15 11:38:45

grin at CurlySue.

That is a bit wierd imo, but nothing to worry about - unless you're Simon...

WorraLiberty Sat 25-Jul-15 11:48:00

Well all coincidences are odd really, just by their very nature.

This isn't that odd in the grand scheme of things. Like UrethraFranklin said, you've probably had and forgotten these thoughts before because nothing came of them.

My DH has a fairly common popular name and he used to get phone calls from strangers asking for him. Only to eventually find out, the guy who had the number before him had the same name and lived in the same area.

He had a rather confusing chat with 'his' grandmother on Christmas morning, before all this came to light grin

Quite a shock to hear from 'his' granny when she's been dead for 19 years...

Anniegetyourgun Sat 25-Jul-15 11:51:21

Maybe one or both of them was overseas in a vastly different time zone but the caller got the exchange wrong. Hence calling you at 3am instead of Simon's mum in Australia at 3pm.

AlpacaPicnic Sat 25-Jul-15 11:55:06

Do 1471 if that exists still, and your phone hasn't rung since. Then Google the number! See if anything pops up?

GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 25-Jul-15 12:00:14

I booked a cab once using my mobile and a few minutes later got a call from a Welsh number trying to book a cab hmm. The man at the other end was adamant my mobile number was the cab station and was telling his friend Dave that I was refusing to send a cab. I found it quite funny in the end

TiggyD Sat 25-Jul-15 12:09:26

"a million-to-one chance succeeds nine times out of ten." - Pratchett.

I know a couple of people who bumped into each other in a castle 200 miles away from where they lived. Funny old world.

googoodolly Sat 25-Jul-15 12:12:40

We saw our postman on holiday once. Six hours away from where we both lived! It was freaky.

SaucyJack Sat 25-Jul-15 12:14:43

Simon says...... If it's my mum on the phone- tell her it's the wrong number.

Salmotrutta Sat 25-Jul-15 12:18:15


Salmotrutta Sat 25-Jul-15 12:19:31

Bumped into a chap from our home town once when we were on holiday in Spain!

dirtycarpet Sat 25-Jul-15 12:36:09

My parents are from a very small town in Australia where they have always lived. They are in Europe on holiday at the moment.

While visiting the Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland a couple of weeks ago they bumped into a couple from their home town. My Mum went to school with the guy. They didn't know they were going to be on holiday or in the same place at the same time.

Small world!

Jaxinthebox Sat 25-Jul-15 12:45:13

phone the number back and ask if she found Simon - and what he had done? We need to know! grin

TheCunnyFunt Sat 25-Jul-15 14:23:11

I do stuff like this all the time! I pick my phone up and it'll immediately get a text, I have a random thought 'I wonder if X will ring soon?' Few seconds later, X rings me. A couple of times the post has come and I've thought 'Wouldn't it be funny if the postman hadn't given us all our post?' And he'll reappear with more post!

I used to do it as a kid too, I'd tell my mum that auntie Y would be here soon and mum would be like 'err, no, she hasn't said anythint about a visit anyway!' 10 minutes later, guess who knocked on the door? I used to do stuff like this a lot, my parents were very freaked out by my apparent psychic powers grin

Tinkypoooooooo Sat 25-Jul-15 18:37:51

did you play a paranormal game

TTWK Sat 25-Jul-15 19:16:00

Small world!

But I wouldn't want to hoover it.

OP, you've been hit with confirmation bias, google it.

NeedAScarfForMyGiraffe Sat 25-Jul-15 19:49:49

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