An extreme example of my old luck. Back in the late 90s not long after this 21 event, a friend went out to Crete to work for the summer and suggested I join her, but didn't mention which town. I was confidant enough in my luck by this point to quit my job, twirl my finger around over a map of Crete and say "that town!" get a flight then a bus to the town I picked at random, arriving in the middle of the night. Found cheap accommodation despite it being the middle of the night and not speaking Greek (they don't actually like the tourists in that town) within minutes. Got up the next day and saw her on the second street I walked down. Furthermore I missed my flight home and had run out of money but some people at the airport snuck me onto another plane off the books with no ticket! That's the most extreme example but I was lucky enough that I felt able to do that! Living by the normal laws of probability is no fun.