Last year, I wrote about how I made friends with someone who happened to be sitting in my exact same seat one day in high school biology class. It was as if a cosmic connection were working to bring us together.
On Tuesday, I was reminded of that post while we were at an Oklahoma Thunder basketball game.
As a teacher, I often run into my students everywhere.
Monday, I ran into an entire family of students at Crystal Bridges, and today I saw pack of kids at the mall.
But on Tuesday, I didn't think I would see a single soul in an arena that held 18,000 people.
Odds were that someone that I know most likely would be at the game, the only week day game of the entire spring break.
I had noticed the student with his brother and dad in the bustling corridor of the arena. Finally, it was time to take our seats. Section 325, row J, seats 9, 10, 11, 12. I sat down in seat 11. My husband in seat 12, and some friends of ours sat in seat 9 and 10.
A few minutes passed as we watched the teams warming up down on the court.
Suddenly, I noticed my student and his family marching up the stairs to find their seats. They came straight for row J. We stood to let them by, and there was an issue with the seats.....or so it seamed. The boy's dad read off their seat numbers, 10, 11, 12....Row J. My friend asked what section: "Section 324" AHA! They needed to move one section over.
What are the odds that in an arena that holds 18,000 people, the only other person that I know would try to sit down in my exact seat? It is crazy how the universe works sometimes.
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