... non for ages then two come along at once.
I had a phone call from a guy I used to work with. He now runs a window manufacturing company and he needs someone with experience of processing window orders - and my name came up. So he rang me.
Now I have an interview on Thursday and I'm going to see him on Friday. Two interviews in two days.
How did my name come up? That is a strange coincidence.
Some months ago I was in town collecting a parcel from the post office when I hear a voice say, "Excuse me, are you Greg Smith?"
I answer, yes. It is a man I don't recognise.
He says, "Did you used to work at Window Company #1" *
"Do you remember So-and-so?" *
Again I answer in the affirmative. So-and-so worked at Window Company #2. *
It turns out So-and-so had asked about me, because the guy I didn't recognise worked at Window Company #1 when I did. In fact (to blow my own trumpet), he had described me as 'the best order processor he had ever known.'
So now So-and-so needs an experienced order processor and called me. I'm not sure where he got my number after 15 years. I am in the book, but so are a lot of Smiths!
Are you confused after reading that? I am after writing it. :-)
To add to the weird coincidences, a few days before this all kicked off, I had had a reading from a psychic. I don't believe in that sort of thing but this was from a friend of a friend. Any way, she had said that I would meet and old friend. I guess So-and-so can be considered an old friend.
* names changed for privacy.