I blogged once about the old saying of Qabooliat ki ghari (here)... you decide!
This is a recent true event from one of my co-worker life
"On my 50th birthday, I decided to take long 3 weeks cruise all by myself. I locked my house. When I went to drop my keys to friend so he can keep eye on my house and check my mails. I just jokingly said to call me 'only' if my parents die! And guess what? As I found wi-fi connection at one port in remote eastern Europe I check my messages - and sure indeed! my father passed away in my native town of Montana 4 days after I left. I packed everything and went to his funeral after connecting 8 flights and 40 hours. I feel God answered my joke"