Dear Happy Homemaker:
Sorry to break in on your rhapsodizing over a whiter shade of pale, but I have reason to believe my inquiry is urgent.
I've just returned from our local market, and I never go in with a list because I'm a living-on-the-edge kind of guy. Spontaneity is key with me. Anyway, I was walking down the detergent and household products aisle when a customer burst out, "Oh, I need laundry detergent!" Her opportune declaration reminded me that I had forgotten to inscribe said product for my own usage upon my mental shopping list. Though her words were not directed to me personally, I made a special point to thank her for remembering what she had almost forgotten, which, in turn, was a reminder for me.
I proceeded to the checkout kiosk and a lady of totally different stripe saw my basket and proclaimed in words identical to those of the aforementioned woman, "Oh, I need laundry detergent!"
I am not a religious person, but I wonder if some higher force is at work here ...
I await your answer,