It just occurred to me that I finally managed to buy Night Watch on my brother's 32nd birthday, which was on the 23rd of May 2014...and I spent the entire night until early morning of the 24th of May finishing the book.
I believe this is what is called "synchronicity" in Roundworld.
Strange things happen around the number 23. Just ask Robert Anton Wilson. And then there's the business Ponder Stibbons noted in Going Postal, where everything in the filing cabinet spontaneously sorts itself to "W". Which is the 23rd letter of the alphabet...AgProv (talk) 00:01, 28 May 2014 (UTC)