I remembered an incident from years ago lately that I had forgotten about. Back in 1995 I was standing in a service station forecourt talking to two friends who had been drinking in the pub next door. We were laughing and joking when all of a sudden an old man who looked to be in his nineties came up to me. He said "Mick! How are you keeping?" I said "Sorry. You've mistaken me for someone else. I'm Jim." He started shaking his head and insisted "Nooo...your Mick." I repeated " No I'm Jim." Again he insisted that I was Mick so I was curious why he thought that. I asked where he knew me from. He said he had known me years ago. I was like "What, when I was a baby?" He shook his head and breathed out "Noooooo". I insisted I was only seventeen so he couldn't possibly have known me years ago and I didn't know anyone his age anyway. He said "I did!" in a knowing way that only old people convey. Then it became almost like us two have a mild argument about who I was, like he was a schoolteacher correcting me. I thought "This chaps lost his marbles. I ain't wasting anymore time on him." So I just smiled and nodded my head saying "yeeea I'm Mick". He wandered off nodding his head in satisfaction saying "I know you are". I thought he was a crazy old man. Then I was opened up to reincarnation and discovered that my name was Mick back then. I would have been born about a decade before that old man was born in my previous incarnation. Has anyone ever had an encounter that seemed odd at the time but on remembering past lives might actually not seem so odd? It may have been a coincidence but it's fun to think about nonetheless.