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.

16 thoughts on “Accidental Connections.”

  1. Yes, some things that happen in life seem too extraordinary to be mere chance. I recently renewed contact with someone I last saw nearly fifty years ago. I suddenly saw her name on someone else’s Facebook post and realised it was my old friend. We were both very pleased to have made contact again!

    1. With WhatsApp and Facebook so much part of our lives, such reconnections are also taking place with regular frequency to all who spend time on them. Perhaps there is a force moving behind scenes to make this happen!

  2. What an interesting turn of events!
    also, I don’t know how you do it: I can know somebody for years without them making any attempt to deepen the acquaintance. I hope it works well for you all.

    1. I hope so too. Since writing the post and sending links to both the friends, I have had more exchanges on other matters with them on the WhatsApp messenger. In another few days, I should get to meet them personally as well.

  3. What a great story. You are so social! I look forward to hearing how the introductions go.

    1. Thank you for the advice Diane. I am very careful about developing relationships with strangers online. This group is of trusted members of a very exclusive group.

  4. I’ve renewed acquaintances through the Net as well…sometimes from seeing someone comment/email on a list/page; one recently when someone entered a live chat late, apologising for being late – so I checked out her f/b link and re-met Janet …. we are in Akld area, but to date not caught up real-time…

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