Today’s plan had me popping around to a friend’s place for drinks and any merriment that might ensue. I had the person’s address and phone number, so I felt pretty confident that everything would work out well. The only problem was that I don’t have a cell phone and this person isn’t as yet hooked up to the lobby buzzer system.
I realize that there are a couple of things that bear repeating. I do not have a cell phone. I realize that is quite an anomaly these days. However, I got along without one up until this point, so it’s hard for me to justify really needing one now. I knew that I would have to contact this person before I got to the building, but I somehow managed to put that to the back of my mind, figuring that I would find a telephone booth somewhere on the way. Yes, I said telephone booth. I am pretty sure they still exist. Don’t they? I haven’t seen one lately, but….
I getting off the topic. The topic is Today’s Perfect Moment. Today’s Perfect Moment is the coincidence that saw me meeting people who were also going to the party a few a block away from the building. This is despite the fact that we made no plans to meet and rather than proceed directly to the place, I had ventured off to the liquor store to find libation.
Perhaps these coincidences happen all the time, but on an overcast Saturday late afternoon, I am just grateful that they happen at all. I would have looked pretty stupid waiting in the lobby hoping someone would let me in rather than call the cops.