Accidental Connections.

As my readers know, I am a strong believer in this adage as well as synchronicity. Here is another story to illustrate this phenomenon.

I am a member of a WhatsApp group which has many younger members who for some strange reason either use assumed names or just their initials to identify themselves. Many do not even bother and use just their phone numbers.

One frequent participant uses his initials MKG. I had even joked a couple of times that he does not sound like his namesake, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. One day last week, I decided to call him up to ask him his name so that I could put a name to the set of initials. I chose the phone number from the list of members and called but he did not answer.

Thinking that he was just being safe not answering a strange phone number, I sent him a text message introducing myself and asking him to call me back. He was perhaps driving and texted me later to say that he would call soon which he did after some time.

On receiving his call, I asked him what his initials stood for and he was puzzled. He said that he was not MKG and I realised that I had chosen a wrong number from the list and apologised. He went further and sent me a text message giving MKG’s phone number which I used to make friends with MKG who was delighted to make my acquaintance over the phone and said that he would come over to meet me after his travels which he was currently on.

A little later, I got a call from the first wrong number introducing himself and wanting to know somethings about me based on my caller tune which is the RSS anthem. He too wanted to come over to meet me and we had fixed up last Saturday which I had to cancel due to my not feeling well at all recovering from a bad attack of viral fever. He has assured me that he would come over next week end.

One case of curiosity has led me to make two new young friends. I look forward to meeting and getting to know both. I have no doubts whatsoever that these two connections are meant to develop and await with interest how the relationships develop.

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