Real life is full of bizarre incidents.
They don't happen unless you make them happen. It's like what Doctor Who might tell you: you don't just cross paths with the bizarre unless you take a chance or two.
For a moment, consider the BBC World Service, probably the best that international journalism has to offer. Of all the paths I thought I might cross, I never thought I'd cross paths with them in my professional career. They are the cream of the crop, the best of the best.
So what happened when I did? The short answer: something bizarre.