To you what does it mean to be in 'The wrong place at the right time'?
I was watching a documentary Modern Masters: Andy Warhol on BBC1 this morning, and it talked about when he was shot at one point, when asked about what happened all he said was “I was in the wrong place at the right time”
This struck me as strangely profound, but for the life of me I could not put my finger on as to why.
I sat there for a little while trying to apply it to situations that have occurred in my life, but still couldn’t pinpoint it. I know that it would be something that would throw a positive aspect on certain parts of life, but I just can’t get to the bottom of it.
So I want your opinions on what it means, give examples of situations where you think it applies, is it just another way of saying a happy coincidence?
The best I could come up with was when I have wanted to see someone whom i really care for, and going out of my way to see them, but being unable to get there because of some obstacle (like a late bus or something simple) and instead having to settle for going somewhere else for the evening, (i.e. the wrong place as opposed to where I should have been) and then seeing them there instead and it actually turning out to be the right time just that I was in the wrong place.
But that is a bit ambiguous