Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm like Hands Across America

Last week, I was sitting at home on my day off, watching television and debating what to eat for lunch when my phone rang. 

It was my friend Cheryl. I've known Cheryl since I was in college. We worked part time at a crafts store together and have been friends ever since. I'd say we've been friends for at least the last 5 years. Basically, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary to see her name pop up on my phone. 

As soon as I answer the phone she starts the conversation with, "Guess who I just saw." I was kinda nervous to hear the answer because I was assuming it wasn't good so I said, "Um... No idea. Who?" and then she said an answer I would have never guessed: Kristin. 

Now Kristin and I are best buddies. We went to college together, pledged the same sorority and have been through major life events together. If anyone has my back, it's been this girl. She's awesome. Yet there was only one problem with hearing Cheryl say that it was Kristin...

They didn't know each other. 

In all the years that I've known them, they've never met. Never even said each other's names before. So at this point I was very confused. Turns out that Cheryl was visiting her mother and was shopping at a Walmart in Ohio. Cheryl actually lives in Virginia. The walmart that they were shopping at is actually really close to the WV/PA state lines. That's where Kristin lives. So when Cheryl looked up and saw my friend Kristin she recognized her from.... my facebook

I laughed so hard! As soon as she told me about the exchange and how she introduced herself to Kristin and told her how she knew who she was (through me), I couldn't help but laugh. It's so funny how small the world is. 

Needless to say, I got a phone call almost immediately after from Kristin telling me the same story. What can I say folks, I'm like the new hands across America uniting people. Haha!

15 comments:

Nicole said...

How random!! Too funny! I would have felt like a stalker saying hey I saw ur pics on Facebook! LOL


Happy Friday!! (:

Laura said...

small world stories never cease to amazing me.

facebook is so creepy. but i love it!

Epiphany said...

It's a small world after all, and FB is making it more so. How fun! xo

JMJE said...

Yeah that is crazy random. One time I met one of my friend's friends and she knew my name before I introduced myself. She was like I know you b/c I've seen you on facebook.

Hutch said...

wow! seriously small world :)

mariahsmile said...

hahahaha ah, the brilliance of the internet!

Bri said...

TOO FUNNY! Though I agree that Facebook is kind of creepy, it did some good in this situation!

Domestically Deficient said...

I love small world stuff. And the FB craziness never fails to amaze me.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I'm a first time visitor to your blog, and wanted to say hi! This post cracks me up-- I just had my 10 year HS reunion last weekend, and my classmates and I were talking about how Facebook has totally changed post-school relationships. It really is legalized stalking!

~Elizabeth

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Such a SMALL WORLD!

Kassie said...

Too funny! I love when random things happen like that. Though I'm not sure I would have walked up to the person and told them I saw them on fb. lol. :) I would have felt funny!!

Meghan said...

Oh that is way too funny! Such a small world!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

That is so random.. but does it not just warm your heart though?

Sandra said...

"new hands across America uniting people!" Well that's a terrific title..think you can make that fit in your blog header!

samnhal said...

How funny! She recognized her from facebook. That's awesome. It's always a little bit funny/awkward when friends from two different circles meet.