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Jennifer Gandin Le
Beauty in a Wicked World: Phone Number of My Dreams
2 Comments | posted April 11th, 2007 at 08:15 am by Jennifer Gandin Le

cell phone manIt might be the best pick-up line ever. “Did I meet you last night?”

Dreamed up phone number leads man to bride.

According to David Brown, of London, England, he woke up one morning with a phone number running through his head. He decided to text the above message to that number, and the young woman who received it somehow decided to respond. After several texts, a phone call, and a letter, they fell in love, and are now married.

But the best part of this article is at the bottom. Professor Heinz Wolff, emeritus professor of Brunel University, says that the probability of a relationship beginning like this is quite high.

“Say for argument’s sake that every 100 phone numbers lead to five girls, the probability of the event they describe is not so remote as you might think. A few thousand to one would be my guess.”

After all, I would add, how we meet and connect with any people in our life is almost as random and mysterious as dreaming up their phone number.

Or as mysterious as the motivation to dress up as a cell phone.

Photo: Some rights reserved, by Kevin

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  1. Kate Torgovnick

    That photo is amazing. I always secretly thought it would be fun to wear a big sandwich costume or be the big banana dancing in front of a smoothie store that’s just opening.

    April 11th, 2007 | 4:34 pm
  2. It would be a perfect job in fall or spring, but I pity the giant ham sandwich in summer.

    I really like this photo, too, especially because it looks like Mr. Cell Phone Man is kind of losing his mind. “I’m a freakin’ cell phone! I can’t TAKE IT WAHHH!!!”

    April 12th, 2007 | 1:51 pm

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