Sometimes it works out that bombing an final exam in college is the best thing that could ever happen to you.
People are sharing the small things that largely impacted the course of their lives. As is the case with life itself, the thread is full of both happy stories and sad stories, where chance encounters lead to careers, but also being in the wrong truck has fatal consequences.
Forgot hamburger buns.
Dad died, depressed, was without a job for over a year. Applied at a few different places and heard nothing back. Went to a bbq at a friends house and stopped at the store first. We got everything we needed, went out to the car, started packing up and realized we forgot hamburger buns.
I go back in the store, am walking down the frozen foods aisle and run into an old coworker, who happened to now be a manager at one of the places I applied at, months ago. Chatted it up with him for a little bit, and 3 days later, I get a call out of the blue to come in for an interview at his company he worked at.
I've been with the company 18 years, last month, all because of that chance encounter in the frozen food aisle, all because I forgot hamburger buns. -strongy78