Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.(John 4:6)
Noon. Not the best time to fetch water; it's too hot. But it will be quick because the woman knows she never meets anyone at this hour. It's better this way. But, today, there is someone there; a man, a stranger….
There are stories in the Gospel of unexpected and unhoped-for encounters.