posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 10:08 AM
This is something I have experienced my entire life and I have always brushed it off as an annoying coincidence. My mother is always quick to point
it out to me as well because she experiences it. Countless times we have been on the phone talking about a movie or an actor or something of the
sort, we hang up, and she will call me back within an hour because the movie/actor/etc randomly showed up on TV.
If I learn a new word I've never heard before, I hear it constantly for days. This one bothers me because I am a big reader and there are not too
many "every day conversation" words that I don't know. If a word pops up that I don't know, I am quick to find out what it is. I am huge on
vocabulary. So the idea that I hear the word all the time but I never noticed it until it was directly related to me doesn't make any sense to me.
I also have the number thing where I see and hear the same number constantly. This comes and goes. My number is 717.
The most recent example I can think of was during Mardi Gras. A person on my facebook posted a pic of a King Cake they had made. I had never in my
life heard of a king cake, so I googled a recipe to see what it was. Thus began about two-three days of non stop king cake lol A cake I had never
heard of, even in my french classes when learning about Mardi Gras, was suddenly on every single cooking show, the morning news, every grocery store,
multiple facebook pics, etcetc. Obviously, it was Mardi Gras so King Cakes were going to be everywhere, but it drove me crazy because I had never
heard of one in all the years prior!
Edit: So many people say that this happens because the word/movie whatever stands out in our mind so we are quick to recognize it, more so than
normal. Fragment mentioned on the first page that if you think the word "Porsche" you will begin to see it. I'm going to do my own little experiment
for a few days and see how many porches come up in conversations. The fact we are currently in search of a car may even help this fact.
on 8-3-2012 by tport17 because: (no reason given)