I had no plans to go into the office on Thursday, but 1 of my customers in the morning gave me a funky part to source, so I headed in and discussed it
with one of my internal sales guys. When we were finished with the "work" we shot the shi*t and ripped on each other as we always do - good fun!
I hear a "Howzit" behind me (Shawn knows I'm a SA'ffer - so we greet each other that way), and I stroll into his office and shoot the crap with
him too. . . . Now THIS is when it becomes interesting. Out of the blue, he starts telling me about his son's school teacher. He tells me she is from
South Africa, (he thinks fresh off the boat) Very strict and the kids don't like her because of this.
I was asked if all school teachers in SA were like that, and I told him that is not the case - it's individual personality. Then he mentions her name
to me - a MS K***.
I'm thinking, no F'ing way - but I'll take a stab at it....
So I start asking questions / describing her etc etc. And I can see the guy's face going from intrigued to a WTF expression. I finish off with the
coupe de grace question - "Does she have a mole on her face" - The answer was a yes - a very weird looking yes.....
"Do you know her?" he asked .... "Shawn, not only do I know her, she taught me history in high school in South Africa in 1990!!"
Well well well, that just blew his socks off!! His Dad, who owns the company, was there and had a chat with me about an hour later - asking if it was
true. "Hell yes it is!" I told him. So when I got home I posted on FB, and my mates were dumbfounded.
I asked Shawn "What the hell ever made you mention this to me?". He said when I was talking to Nick, he heard my SA way of talking, and it reminded
him of this woman, so that's why he started telling me about her
Now, think of all the variables involved here! There are soooooo many to list, if you'd like I'd post them all.... but I don't want to bore
The chances of this happening, is astronomical to say the least. I have a better chance of winning the lottery!!
It made my week!
I hope my feel good encounter will lift your spirits, after hearing all the Doom & Gloom here on ATS!