Remember how, a couple of years ago, I referred to myself as The Sitcom Queen because situation comedy things kept happening to me? Well, here's a recent example of it all starting up again....
As I type this, it is about 9 45 am, Sunday morning New Zealand time. On Thursday morning, I was out in my car when I suddenly got it into my head to carry straight on to Lake Taupo for a couple of nights (a five and three-quarter hour journey away from home). I only had with me what was in the car.
The following morning (Friday), I was at the AC Pools in Taupo, having had a swim - naturally, my swimming gear was in the car - and doing up the shoelaces of my trainers in the changing room.
Oh, no ... I was wearing odd shoes!!
I had been wearing them, obliviously, since I left home. I would have to wear them all day - being totally aware of my feet all the time - as I shopped around Taupo. I would have to wear them the next day when I drove home.
But then, coincidence, karma, call it what-you-will .... After listening to my cries of woe, a fellow swimmer calmly said, "Isn't today 'Wear Odd Shoes to Work Day'?"
"It's a charity thing to help awareness of kids with cancer. There will be collectors on the street."
"You're safe," said the woman.
OMG..... Could you believe it? I strode out through the Taupo area, head high, shoes ill-matching. I even got a wink from the street collector after I dropped a sizable donation into his box.
It's not every day coincidence rears up to rescue you....
Below: Two Mile Bay, Lake Taupo. My fave Taupo walk (Lions Walk)
Below: On way to Taupo, approaching Mt Ruapehu (Mt Doom in "Lord of the Rings" movies"). Click to get a better picture.