It’s 09/09/09! I wanted to get a receipt from Dunkin Donuts with the timestamp of 9:09am, but I wake up too late to get to the downtown Dunkin Donuts in time. Instead I figure it would be fun to txt my number-lovin buddy, Tom.
While riding the red line CTA train I compose a txt message at 9:07am and wait for the clock to tick to 9:09am.
THEN just before I hit “send,” a message comes from Tom wishing me a happy 09:09 09/09/09. We are such number dorks. Can you believe we both sent each other a txt message at the same time about this? Funny.
Another interesting twist to this story is that about 15 minutes before it turned 9:09am, I was thinking it would be fun to tell whomever I was sitting next to on the train that it’s 9:09am.
I step onto the train at 9:03am and survey the open seats to see who would be a good recipient of such information. There is only one seat open next to this fellow in a suit. I believe he is from India, perhaps? A quick glance at the book he is reading looks like a law book. He seems kinda serious. Underlining parts in the book. Well, maybe he’d like a break in his study when the 9:09am hits.
I was getting nervous about telling him about 9:09am. Will I tell him? I want to, but ohhhh.
As I sit there waiting to send the txt, and then Tom’s txt comes in. I laugh. He looks over. Perfect lead-in. I tell my law-reading train neighbor that it’s 9:09 on 09/09/09 and how I’m about to send my friend a txt about it, and then he sends me one. He found it humorous. He continues reading his book, and I get out mine.
I glance over at his book and it’s some book about Buddhism and law. Ohhh, so it wasn’t some lawyer book. Interesting, because the book I was reading was “Way of Wisdom” (a Christian book by James MacDonald). Side-by-side on the train is a guy reading a Christian book and a guy reading a Buddhist book. That was neat.