What a coincidence!

I was surfing around the net looking for things to read when I got the urge to look at the time. I glanced over at the system clock and noticed that it was 2:22am. This is not the first time that I have seen these numbers. It is very strange how this keeps happening. I am not sure if there is a reason why the time happens to be what it is when I’m looking at the clock. It;s not like I am waiting for it to be 2:22, it just happens to be 2:22 at the exact moment that I looked at it. And it’s not limited to 2:22, it could be 11:11, or 3:33 or 4:44 or even 5:55. The strange sequence of numbers seems to appear very often.

A while back, I borrowed my friend’s car for the day and decided to head up to Limeridge. I pull into the parking lot and found a spot close to the entrance. Before turn off the engine I glanced over to the radio and noticed the time was 11:11am. Because I’ve seen that number sequence so often, I ignored it and got out of the car.

While shopping around, I got a call from my friend, asking me when I was gonna go pick her up to go to her driving exam. I told her that I would head downtown within the hour. I quickly finished my shopping and drove to her place, picked her up and drove her to the Ministry of Transportation. The exam wasn’t schedule until 2:30 or something so we waiting in the parking lot. We sat there talking for a bit and that’s when I glanced at the clock again. This time it was 2:22pm. I told my friend about the occurance of the repeating numbers and then she joked that the next time I look at the clock, it would be 3:33pm. I waved it off as nothing.

After the driving test, I dropped her off at home and went to get her husband. He was done work at 3:30, so I rushed to Burlington. I got there a bit early so I waited. I got bored so I took out my PDA and started searching for a Wi-Fi signal. I found a few but they were encrypted. I had nothing else to do so I turned on the car so I could tuned to a local radio stations. Just as turned on the car, the clock came on and the time read 3:33pm.

There has even been a time where I get to bed and just lie there until I fall asleep. After tossing and turning for a few minutes, I look over at my alarm clock, only to read the time 12:12am. I ignored it some more and slowly fell asleep. I woke up later for some reason and the first thing I did was look at the clock. The time was now 2:22am. Why did I wake up at exactly 2:22am?

When it comes to probability, the odds of coincidences occuring is pretty slim but I think it’s more probable than we would expect. I believe that, because you’ve read this, those numbers will appear in your everyday life. The next time you look at the clock, it’ll be 2:22.