Did you ever turn a corner in a place far from home and run into a co-worker or a neighbor? Or did you get home and you find out that somebody you know had stayed at the same hotel two days earlier? John Fildes can beat that one.
Fildes sent out a distress call when he got sick and his boat was disabled in a storm during a yacht race in the Caribbean. He was rescued by the cruise ship Crown Princess, and discovered that the captain lives a few hundred yards from him in England.
Captain Alistair Clark said: "I was glad to be in a position to lend assistance, especially to someone who lives round the corner."
I have to say, that beats the hell out of the time we ran into the kid’s friend at LAX.