I ring a friend, whose name is John, and whose wife's name is Jackie.
"Hi, Jackie, this is James," I say.
"Is John there?"
"I think you've got the wrong Jackie."
After I hang up, I check the number I dialed. The fifth digit was wrong - an 8 instead of a 6. What are the chances, that I would get one of eight digits wrong, and get someone whose name is the same as the person I'm trying to call?
PS: I know someone will give me some guff about it being not as statistically improbable as it seems (SKR, I'm looking at you) but I was still surprised.
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