Thursday, October 29, 2009

How bizarre

I ring a friend, whose name is John, and whose wife's name is Jackie.

"Hi, Jackie, this is James," I say.
"James Roy."
"Is John there?"
"I think you've got the wrong Jackie."
"Oh. Oh!"

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.

(If you're reading this via Facebook Notes: this post is redirected from my 'head vs desk' blog.)

1 comment:

belinda Jeffrey said...

i was once trying to call a school and misdialed the number, to find myself talking with someone I knew. Freaky!