Saturday, April 26, 2008

What Are the Chances? Dept.

Yesterday I was on the subway reading Mohsin Hamid's novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and was at this ordinary sentence

"I emerged from the 6 train on Seventy-Seventh Street...."

—when the train stopped at the Seventy-Seventh Street station—and the announcer's barked "Seventy-Seventh Street" right as I read those words!



Blogger Andrea Janes said...

This type of thing happened to me once when I fell asleep watching Alphaville and I woke up just as Anna Karina was saying, "What happened? I fell asleep."

4:12 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Love it!

This is a bit TMI but I was rereading Nicholson Baker's ROOM TEMPERATURE and picked it up as a read for the "loo" — and turned the page and enjoyed his discursus on the art of picking appropriate literature for bathroom consumption!

9:10 AM  

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