Ok, I got a fun story for you.
some of you may remember my post in late spring of 2018 that I had bought a Fiat 124 Spider.
Welp, last year I got divorced and my wife didn't really care which car she got, so I gave her the 124 and I kept the VW GTI because I also kept the house and, well, sometimes you need a minimum of room to haul something.
I've missed that car ever since and decided one day I'd get another one of those. So two weeks ago one showed up at my local Fiat Dealer but I hesitated too long and it sold just a few hours before I went there.
So now I was bitten by the bug and looked online. Turns out there's one at a BMW dealership about 20 kilometers from my place. I immediately haul ass so that I won't miss that one too.
During the test drive the car felt utterly familiar and I could swear I smelled a whiff of my ex wife's perfume from the heater vents.....
Well it turns out, I bought my own car back. In a twist of fate, my wife had traded the Fiat in for a new BMW just days prior without my knowledge.
I called her and we had a good laugh about it. I can hardly wrap my head around this case of serendipity. I wanted to get another 124 but as is often the case "sometime in the future" ... if it hadn't been for the one on display at my local dealership I would not had started looking into this and that happened just after my ex wife had traded hers in, also only because they offered her a great deal as she was not planning on getting a new car.
A few days earlier and the car would have been sold or a few weeks later I would have settled into the "I'll look for one.. someday" routine.
So now I got my old car back, she put less than 1500 kilometers on it while she had it, and I have a year warranty from the dealership as a bonus. :D
I should have bought a lottery ticket at the same time, now that I think of it. :)