Monday, January 17, 2011

Small World

Hi all--it's Monday, after the snow here in the South. We still have a snow covered lawn and driveway, but I'm sure it will all be melted after the rain we are supposed to get. Our snow was an unexpected surprise. I mean the weather people told us we were going to get snow, so it wasn't unexpected in that manner, but here in the south we rarely get a snow that shuts us down for almost a week.
There's also another unexpected surprise I've been dealing with lately. I've met people who know people I know. Atlanta is huge--the metro area is very large, yet time after time I'm talking with someone and they know someone I know.
Last night I was at church. The Passion City Church. This church probably has 3K people per service at least. This couple sat next to us and we started talking. It turns out the woman has met Mae Nunn, a fellow Christian author.
What's the coolest, strangest, (however you want to describe it) story where you've met someone who knows somebody you know.

PS---I can never take Lenny anywhere without him knowing somebody. I mean we would be at events and parties of my friends and he always knew someone. Years ago we went to a club downtown called The Masquerade. I told him, you won't know anyone here. Ha. I was wrong. We were in line and a big guy, bald head, leather jacket, tattoos came up and gave Lenny a hug. "Hey, Dude!" I'm so serious. The guy was really nice and who knows how Lenny knew him but he did.

13 comments:

  1. Ohhhh! I've had this happen but can't think of an example right now! Uuggghhh! Hate when that happens!

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  2. Christy--It's always amazing when this happens.

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  3. Like Christy, I've had that happen, but I'm drawing a blank.

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  4. We were at a water park in Florida one time and ran into some friends from our former church. Very cool! :)

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  5. It's a small world after all, it's a small world af...well, you get the idea:-)

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  6. The worst is when you meet someone and you know, but can't remember where you know them from because you never see them out of their work environment, like a dental receptionist at the mall.

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  7. Ha, that's funny. Happens all the time. Bermuda is a tiny island, but Bermudians are everywhere. Sometimes annoyingly so. My hubby is a pediatrician and we literally cannot travel anywhere without somebody from here seeing us and yelling, "Hi, Dr. West!" The wider your circle of friends gets, the greater your chances of running into people you know, or people who know of you through a mutual acquaintance. As a soon to be published author, this now makes me happy. :0))

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  8. Oh, Eva, I know! It drives me crazy to try to place a face. :)

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  9. Catherine, I bet people come up and ask for medical advice, too! :)

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  10. Missy,
    It's even more fun out of state, huh? We were in Seattle Wa. and ran into one of our daughters really good friends. She was there teaching aerobics or something with her company. We had no idea she was going to be there and we were staying at the same hotel.

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  11. Mindy,
    You should post a You Tube video of you singing the song. I would LOVE to hear it!!

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  12. Eva,

    I know what you mean. I hate that. I always try to figure out from where I know them. I start mentally clicking the places off, church, writing group, doctor...

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  13. Catherine,
    Thanks for coming to our blog!! And yes, like Missy said, I bet you get people asking medical advice as well as calling you out.

    And I'm in agreement with you---it's good to have a large circle of friends--the more to buy your book!

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