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Meeting your boss whilst on holiday - the statistics

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Meeting your boss whilst on holiday - the statistics

Postby Kay » Sat 16 Jun 2012 09:24 GMT

The BBC has an interesting story about this.

It is weird when you unexpectedly bump into someone you know when you're abroad, but it does happen quite often. It's a small world and if you move in similar circles, it's really not that unusual at all. It's happened to me several times.

Once I was transiting Frankfurt airport and met a guy I'd known from doing aid work elsewhere. Well, I guess Frankfurt is a busy hub for people travelling by air to various destinations in Europe.

Another time, I was sitting in Cairo airport and my 'cousin' (not a real cousin, but a sort of relative nonetheless) strolled by and said, "Hi, Kay." You could have picked me up off the floor after that surprise.

Obviously I go to places where I know my old friends hang out, but when I'm just passing through somewhere I've never been before, I don't usually expect to meet anyone I know.

Has it happened to you?
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Postby Dave » Sat 16 Jun 2012 11:08 GMT

I don't know what all this fuss about coincidences is about. For the last eight years I've seen my boss every single time I go on holiday, without fail.

Mind you, I've been working for my wife's company since 2004.
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Postby ruggie » Mon 18 Jun 2012 14:11 GMT

Nice, and Johannesburg for me.
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