"One time I took the garbage out and found $50 on the sidewalk."
"What did you do with it?"
"Bought more garbage."
"I graduated university and had zero job prospects, so I came back as a part-time student so I could get some credits for a professional program.A girl sat in the front of all my classes. I sat at the back. I stared at the back of her head all year long, but never introduced myself until St. Patrick’s day, when we were the only two to show up to our evening lab.
You can drop your lowest lab mark, so everyone in the class opted just to not show. We both were drunk, but we were there, and worked together and got the credit. Then we went to the campus bar after class and hit it off. 6 years later, we’re married."
"I used to be a recruiter at a staffing agency. We had a major call center to staff and I asked one of my recent pending hires for referrals from her current call center because they paid [email protected]#t wages and I’m assuming they’d be interested in leaving. She put my business cards in their break room with no shame.
By the end of the month, I’d stolen 15 employees and almost put her former employer out of business. I looked like a rockstar at work and got all those people a $3.50 raise. Good times."
"Spent a summer as an eBay seller, back in the early days before everyone knew about selling stuff online, so you could strike gold.
At one garage sale, someone sold me a box of comic books for $10. A box of almost a hundred comic books. A box of almost a hundred comic books from the 1960s (mostly issues of Green Lantern and Supergirl).
Wound up getting over $400 for that stuff."
"I ran into a woman I’d dated but lost contact with at a bar one night. We talked until last call, and she wanted another beer but couldn’t get one. I worked the graveyard shift, and drive by her house on my way to work. Saw her lights on, stopped to give her that beer she didn’t get. She introduced me to her boyfriend who was there.
Long story short, her BF & I became the best of friends, he was best man at my wedding. Still my main man decades later."
"I might be too late for this but I applied for an internship after graduating college and rather than giving me the internship the company offered me a full-time position instead :)"
"I went with my friends to adopt a cat (long story short: they were worried about my depression) and I wanted an older cat, about 5-7 years old. That way it would be trained and calm.
As I was waiting for them to bring me one I pointed to, one of the workers was cleaning out a different cage and a young kitten escaped. It ran right up to me and hid behind my back (I was slouched against the wall). I picked it up and pet it for a bit. It then worked its way into my hoodie and arranged itself so its face was between my chin and neck and fell asleep. My friends said, “It is choosing you.”
I asked how old the cat was and found out she was almost 1 but was already trained. So I adopt her. Now I have a 6-year-old cat who refuses to sleep alone and still tries to put her face between my neck and chin."
"Googling the answer to one homework question and finding a Quizlet with the entire chapter’s solutions."
"Had tried to get back together with an ex GF, no go. Too many factors to overcome, wasn’t gonna happen. Thought she was “IT”, but apparently not. Spent about an hour in the car on the way home fuming to a friend, swearing off dating and women for a while.
Walking up the stairs to my apartment, I see the door to a lady who had moved in recently. Thought to myself “she seems nice, why don’t you invite her in for a movie or just a friendly hang.
We celebrate 4 years married in a month, and I couldn’t be happier. She tells a similar story, from her perspective. Truly meant to be if I’ve ever heard it."
"I’d hit 6/7 numbers on a national lotto when I was 18 or 19. A lot of people assumed it was a 100k payout, but it paid out about 2600. I used that money for traveling and traveling is what got me into bartending, which is still my chosen field 15 years later. Things like that can have a big impact."
"Forced to clean the storage area at my job, promised some extra pay and maybe some stuff the store won’t sell.
Whoever did inventory was [email protected]#t at it; I went home with 5 boxes full of unopened toys, ranging from small Lego sets, transformers and Barbies.
Had probably about a hundred of these toys. Gave it away to relatives."
"I went on a date with my best friend’s ex-girlfriend, not really expecting anything, but she ended up being amazing and we have been together for 12 years now.
My best friend set this up, they had only dated for like a month in high school and everything was cool there."
"My family owns a small mining claim near Utah. I was out looking for fool’s gold, and instead found a small geode that I sold to a local shop for $100."
"I was being followed by a strange man at night, so I went up to the first person I saw and asked them to pretend to know me until it was safe again. I was only looking for momentary safety but that’s how I met my Fiance and he has been protecting me ever since!"
"I saw a really sad kid sitting alone at a ballpark, and decided to try to cheer him up. He’s now my best friend, and helped me through high school."
"When I was younger I was super into the WWE and Mick Foley was one of my favorite wrestlers. I happened to be in Orlando at Universal Studios and Disney for a family trip the same time as the Monday Night Raw event that week.
When we were initially trying to plan the trip, I cried and cried for my parents to get tickets to the match. They gave me an ultimatum, the day we were supposed to be at Universal Studios was the same day as the match so I had to choose the match or the park.
I eventually gave in and chose the park because it would be my first time there and I knew my mom really wanted to go too (instead of taking me to a wrestling match).
When we rode the King Kong ride, we were the last ones off the ride. Before we walked down the ramp to the gift shop, I stopped because I had to tie my shoes.
At that moment, the next ride car behind us pulled up and a man and his wife and kids were getting off. I found it odd it was only them on the car until I realized that man was Mick Foley. I froze in awe but mustered up enough courage to say hi and to tell him he was my favorite wrestler in the world. I shook his hand and he smiled with that goofy smile (missing teeth and all) and walked down the ramp.
To this day, that was one of the coolest moments in my childhood. So, although I didn’t get to see the match, I got to meet my favorite wrestler and it was way better than any match from the nosebleed could have been."