My goal was to predict broad, yet seemingly specific circumstances that would creep you out.
TEST SUBJECT: BECKY JOHNSON
"You will have an awkward encounter with a tall man today."
Becky's husband is 6'8" tall. And without her verifying this, you'd have to imagine she could have found something if she had tried.
"You will experience a small amount of physical pain."
Becky is breastfeeding a 5-week angel named Louisa. (Congrats Becky!)
"Your day will not end up as you had originally planned it."
The day in the life of a 5-week old is, by definition, un-plannable.
After Becky's comment on Wednesday, I thought to myself, "woah, that's weird. I wasn't even thinking of Becky when I was creating these."
The project worked....on me. I confused coincidence for something else, and I acutely aware of what I was trying to achieve. If you were Becky, and you had a leaning to believe this stuff, wouldn't you?