“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Dr. Destiny, I presume?
Sunday, April 11, 2010

Recently, I was on a flight to ATL, and the woman next to me started talking with me (I always like to talk during a flight because flying terrifies me, even though I do it often), and she learned that I'm a writer and then got downright excited when she learned that she's read one of my books. Anyway, we talked and talked, and then the woman next to her suddenly joined in and told us how she bought her kids e-readers from Barnes and Noble, etc. etc. I learned that she was a doctor with practices in Naples and St. Louis, and she was flying from one office to the other.

Eight days later, I was supposed to fly out of Nashville, but my flight was canceled due to snow, so I got on another flight the next day. And, on my second leg from ATL to Fort Myers, who should be sitting RIGHT BESIDE ME? The doctor from nine days earlier!

I said, "What are the chances of this happening?"
She said, "I was supposed to be flying yesterday, but my flight was cancelled."
"Me, too!" I said. "And, still, here we are. Not only on the same flight, but sitting right next to each other. Do you know what this means? "
She looked at me, quizzically.
"You're going to save my life."
"What?"
"No, think about it. Why else would this have happened? You're a doctor, and there must be something wrong with me, and you're going to discover it and save my life. You're going to teach me something about health that is going to change my life."

She nodded, chewing on this thought: "You might be right," she said.

My current doctor misses things all the time -- he's lousy, to say the least. So ... I'm making an appointment this week.

With Dr. Destiny.


4 Comments:

Anonymous val said...

That is beyond bizarre!?!?

April 11, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Libby Boren McMillan said...

Ad, that's WAY too weird !

April 11, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Jenny Gardiner said...

yikes! You need to change doctors, too!

April 11, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good call on your part.
Sometimes you absolutely must go with the flow.

April 13, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

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