A lucky day usually means finding five bucks on the ground, nabbing a really good parking spot, or getting a free Snickers from the vending machine when you only paid for chips. Conversely, an unlucky day might entail a flat tire, a forgotten wallet, or persistent buskers on your subway car who will simply not accept that you're not feeling a mariachi cover of Limp Bizkit's "Nookie" at that moment. But sometimes the coincidences start to pile up, and you're left to wonder if this is all down to dumb luck, or if the Universe is actually messing with you. Look at what happened to these people.
The Randolph Family Has Survived Multiple School Shootings
In 2006, lawyer Celia Randolph's 14-year-old daughter Chelsea was attending class at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colorado when a gunman walked in and took six female students hostage. Chelsea hid under the table with a friend, and after four harrowing hours, she was able to escape when a SWAT team broke the door down. Shortly afterward, the Randolph family moved to Florida, thinking that the warm weather and convenient Disney World access would help get them away from the nasty memories.
All was well until 2018, when Celia's son Christian was a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As you may recall from before even more mass shootings pushed it out of the news, there was a shooting there. Christian had to hide in a cupboard, unable to reassure his mother that he was OK because he had forgotten to charge his phone. And while moms may get less nervous when its their second child performing in the school play, the same logic doesn't apply to a goddamn active shooter scenario.
Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesYou know how moms are. Can’t see one SWAT-team-led emergency evacuation without flipping out.