While the two women were on different continents playing "Words with Friends", Mrs. Fletcher mentioned that her husband was feeling ill so Mrs.Legler asked her to turn on the chat feature of the game to pass along the symptoms. After all, her husband is Dr. Legler, and once he heard what was troubling Mr. Fletcher, he suggested that the latter head for the hospital immediately. It was life saving advice as Mr. Fletcher was diagnosed with a 99% blockage in one of his arteries and could have died quickly. "Had I not had that random opponent all that time ago…” Mrs. Fletcher said about the incident, "I just think Beth and I were meant to meet on this game."
Whenever you are being scolded by someone about why you carry around and look at your smartphone all of the time, or are asked why you waste your time playing games on your phone, just remember this story and look at the person squarely in the eyes and say, "I'm just preparing to save your life."
Of course, too much of an obsession for the game can be bad for you. Just ask Alec Baldwin.
source: OzarksFirst, MacObserver via TUAW