Sometimes, when we read about strange incidents that have happened to people, we stop to wonder whether such things can actually happen in people’s lives.
There is one such incident that happened in our lives, many years ago.
We’d just bought a new car – a beautiful, deep green colour. Shiny and clean, waiting to guzzle up the miles.
My husband usually drove to work in the car. A few days after we had bought it, my husband called me at work and casually mentioned that a coconut had fallen on the car; from a tree that was close to where he had parked. A small dent appeared on the roof of the car. We laughed about it and moved on.
Exactly ten days after the coconut fell, and I was at work, my husband called me again.
He said, “Guess what happened to the car?”
I laughed and replied, “Another coconut fell on it?”
He said, “No, a coconut tree fell on the car. The hood is completely smashed in.”
I gasped and reeled from the shock of his statement.
He had taken pictures for insurance purposes and forwarded them to me.
I was amazed at how the tree had fallen. There was a row of cars parked, and the tree had fallen exactly on our car, not an inch this side or that side.
We were glad nobody was near or inside the car, when the tree fell.
Maybe, the initial coconut fall was a warning of sorts, or the tree was trying our car on for size. Whatever it was, it happened.
Strange things do happen. Sometimes we are those people, whom others read about and say, “Can’t believe that actually happened.”