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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Have you ever met someone unexpectedly? We were on holiday in New York and making our way to the top of the Empire State Building when we met Bob in the elevator.

Bob was dressed in his uniform and worked at the Empire State Building. He overheard us talking and immediately posed the question in his fabulous New York accent, “Melbourne or Sydney?” Very surprised we replied, “Perth.”

This lead to an interesting conversation about Australia. Bob told us that his favourite movie was The Castle and gave us an impromptu rendition of classic oneliners from the film:[/vc_column_text][mk_image src=”” image_width=”250″ image_height=”350″ crop=”true” svg=”false” lightbox=”false” group=”_general” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”right” margin_bottom=”10″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”center” margin_bottom=”0″]


“that’s going straight to the pool room,”


“tell him he’s dreaming,”


“why would you wanna go out?”


“It’s the serenity.”

[/vc_column_text][mk_image src=”” image_width=”600″ image_height=”350″ crop=”true” svg=”false” lightbox=”false” group=”_general” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” desc=”Me with Bob at the top of the Empire State Building” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”center” margin_bottom=”10″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]What a fantastic surprise! Somehow, here we were, riding in an elevator, sharing something in common with a New Yorker in the most unexpected place. It’s amazing how warm and fuzzy it made us feel. Bob told us how he had been given the film years ago as a gift from a friend and that he just loved the Aussie humour and expressions. He also told us that he was a New Yorker, born and bred, and had never travelled overseas.

It was such a surreal experience to meet someone in New York who was so familiar with an Aussie Classic. If you haven’t seen the film, I totally recommend it for a great laugh!

If you’re going to the Empire State Building anytime soon, please say hi to Bob for us!

What unexpected encounters have you had?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]