Imagine the following situation:
You get on a plane in Chicago and fly to London. A few days later, in London, you go to Saturday morning services and the young woman leading the service definitely doesn't sound British. In fact, she sounds American. So after the service you talk to her a bit and discover that you both grew up in the same suburb of Washington, DC. In fact, you went to the same high school. And even at pretty much the same time (three years apart, so you only overlapped by a year). Oh, and your parents' houses were about 150 meters apart.
It's a pretty odd feeling. Trust me.Posted by bzbarsky at December 31, 2005 1:44 PM