A man once went to a fortune teller, curious to know what she would say about his future. The fortune teller looked into her crystal ball and her facial expression said it all.
The man would die, she said, involved in a bus accident. This would happen within two to three months time, but she couldn’t say exactly when. The man went home, depressed and worried, telling himself how he had never really believed in fortune tellers. Why should he now?
After two months passed, he had thought about what she said every day. Anxious about avoiding the fate that had been predicted, he decided to lock himself in his house where he wouldn’t come close to any buses for the next month.