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Telepathic Coffee Spill
I had just dropped off the kids at the sitter’s and was driving to work when I felt a hot sensation on my left thigh. It felt like I had spilled hot coffee on my lap, but I didn’t have any coffee. It was weird. I jokingly explained to myself that Mr. Raven must have spilled his coffee on his lap on his way to work and that I felt it, because we were so in tune with each other.
We worked for the same company then; me at the front desk where he picked up his work orders. That’s where we’d met, just months before.
When he came in that morning the first thing I noticed was the large, dark spot on the thigh of his overalls. He had indeed spilled his coffee on his lap. I really had felt it. We had some kind of telepathic connection.
He was not as amazed as I was. He claimed that things like that happen all the time, if one is paying attention.
That was more than 30 years ago. We often get into each other’s heads and speak each other’s thoughts, but I’ve never again experienced that level of telepathic connection. At least I don’t think I have.
Maybe I just haven’t been paying attention.