The Big Think

July 4, 2014

It’s a Small World

Filed under: Disclosure — jasony @ 7:27 pm

I win the “crazy story of the day” award:

In 1989 I was living at the Quadrangle at Baylor with Robert Durbin. One Sunday afternoon I was studying in the living room when suddenly this random guy came bursting through the front door asking for Steve. Does Steve live here? Hey Steve! Where’s STEVE?!? Wrong apartment! He was mortified and immediately backed out apologetically and shut the door. Robert and I laughed about it a lot. I probably talked to him for less than ten seconds and never saw him again.

Fast forward a quarter century to our test drive today while looking for a new car at First Texas Honda in Austin. Greg the sales guy was showing us an Accord when suddenly he stopped, looked at me in a really funny way, and asked me if I had gone to Baylor. Why, yes I did. Did I live in the Quad? Number 31? Yup.


Even better: it also turns out that he was good friends with a lot of the guides that I guided with at Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting from 1991 to 1993, knows Josh Ward (who’s pad Scott Amman and I crash at when we’re at Sing), and knew several other people that we know (he’s even been in their weddings).

It’s a small, small, _tiny_ world.

(and yes, we’re buying the car)

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