Weather Reports Are Wonderfully Wrong
They swore there would be a dreadful thunderstorm, but you went out to the beach anyway, and then—voila—the dark clouds cleared, the sun shone and you had the whole shore to yourself.
A Real, Actual Paper Letter Comes for You
You Accidentally See History Being Made
You're watching some channel you would never really watch, just because it's on at the bar or someone's house, and you catch a historic or special moment—Andy Murray winning Wimbledon, the end of Wendy Davis' filibuster, the splashy landing of the SpaceX Dragon capsule—and for a few minutes you are a part of the story.
Of All the People in the Park, the Butterfly Lands on You
The Kitschy Commemorative Las Vegas Platter Is Returned
Yes, your neighbor borrowed it two years ago, and yes, you'd completely forgotten it existed, but then she gives it back exactly two days before you're hosting a casino-themed party for which it will be perfect.
You Get Caught Reading Over a Stranger's Shoulder
But then he turns the page more slowly so you have a chance to finish.
Someone Tags You in a (Very, Very Flattering) Photo
Published on Nov 30, 2013