The smallest of worlds Friday May 12, 2006, 2 comments

A couple weekends ago, I received an email from a guy who had just bought a sailboat similar to mine. Although he had sailing experience, he had no experience with rigging a sailboat, and had asked if he could come watch me put the mast up on mine, so he could get an idea of how to handle his.

Of course, I told him yes, and we met on the day my mast went on the crane and put it up. It was interesting to meet him – the third person I’ve met face-to-face so far from the Contessa Corner, a website I run for people who have Contessa 26s.

Further emails passed between us after my mast went up. I offered to come down to the Port Credit marina (only a 1/2 hour drive from my own) and help him when his boat was going in the water. Engine problems on his boat torpedoed that plan, but I still met with him and another Contesssan (I’ve now met 5 of them). It was this second meeting that made me more aware of the six degrees of separation concept than anything else has for a long time.

He asked me what high school I went to, and when I answered, he had a good laugh. It turns out his wife was one of my art teachers.


Comments

Jorge Monday May 15, 2006


Almost.
ALMOST..
ALMOST…
An Oil of Olay commercial.

Adrian Monday May 15, 2006


Almost!

But funnier. You laughed harder when I told you this than you ever have at an Oil of Olay commercial.

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