Thursday, April 28, 2011
When driving into Boulder recently, the car in front of us had the license plate 887. I noticed looking in the rear view mirror that the car directly behind us also had the license plate 887! Just as I shared this with my fellow passengers, a big yellow bus pulled up in front of us in the next lane... yes, with the license plate 887! Now I've seen two cars with the same numbers several times before, but never seeing three, all at the same time completely surrounded.
And for a second notable synchronicity with the same three people in the car: A few days before, we picked up my friend from the airport and saw triplicate numbers all over the place, just in those first few miles. This friend is well aware of my number obsessions. The best part was when we found ourselves following a car with the license plate 777. And she asked "What does 777 mean, and again, what does 111 mean?" As I'm telling her, my daughter says "Mom, look at the time!" It was 1:11. Then my friend said, "Watch, this next car (coming up on our left) will be 444." And it was! Yes, I flipped out with excitement. As that is a 1 in 1000 chance... ♥ Can anyone figure out for me the odds of the first scenario happening? Is it 1 in 100,000?
Note: pic is not from the actual event. Photo credit: olavsplates.com