In the movie, Nomadland, Fern meets a mother and her two children in a hardware store, one of who used to be a student of hers. I am a bit confused by how coincidental Fern manages to meet them by accident. My rationale is:
- Fern loses her job and has to leave her home state, Nevada.
- Fern travels in her van to a distant location, taking on a job offered by Amazon while parking her van at the desert rose park.
- Fern is tired and rests in a hardware store while meeting this mother and her two children by accident.
I have this feeling Fern is really far away from where she used to be a teacher geographically, but neither she or the mother or her children looks surprised to meet.