In most cases, being a few minutes late for work doesn't change your life beyond brief anxiety and a delayed start. But there are instances when something as basic as missing a bus, or petting a dog on the street can completely alter the course of your life.
Many of our most major life events are spun out of seemingly minor moments, and it's not until years later that we can see how significant a small choice was.
The first weekend of freshman year in college and I barely knew anyone besides one guy from my hometown. He asked me to be his wing man while he went to a girl's room to try and ask her on a date. My job? To entertain the roommate.
The roommate and I hit it off immediately and started dating a month later. 10 years later we got married. That night I thought I was going to sit and watch the guy get shot down, turns out it was the most important night in my life.