Whether or not you believe that everyone can be connected through a series of 6 or fewer relationships, I am pretty surprised at how people we know are friends with other people we know. Since I grew up in a small town that was the same small town my mother grew up in, this was a familiar concept back home. Once I moved to the “big” city, I thought there were so many people that this would never happen. I can now tell you that notion was incorrect.
Clients of ours are friends with people my roommate worked with. Vendors we work with used to date another vendor’s sister. People we have been “online friends” with for 10 years know some of our local friends here in our community.
Maybe the world is getting smaller, or maybe the internet just makes us notice it more. Either way, it is always a surprise, the kind I enjoy…ah, small world.