CoincidencesNot everyone may like to believe in coincidences, but it can prove to be useful - not the actual coincidence but a belief in them. Otherwise those prone to suspicion and even paranoia would have an even tougher time. If you saw your son walk out into the street (apparently heading to his friend's house) at the same time as the neighbour's pretty young thing (that you detest), you might feel a stab of suspicion. Or when the street urchin starts to walk behind you and makes no obvious attempt to overtake you though you purposely lower your pace of walking, alarm bells would start to toll quietly. These could be coincidences - the girl has to go to her tuition classes and isn't interested in hooking up a romance and the urchin has no designs on your wallet. But to the conspiracy theorist, nothing ever happens by chance. Every action and event is triggered off by a definite interlinked purpose. He even has a law - "If two events can be connected and can lead to a cataclysmic super-evil-event, they will". Only he can't prove it.