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Thread #105397   Message #2169261
Posted By: Azizi
11-Oct-07 - 09:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Six Degrees Of Separation
Subject: RE: BS: Six Degrees Of Separation
Thanks for sharing such interesting stories nnd comments!

Here's one from me:

When I was a sophomore in college, I went on my first train ride to Lincoln University for their homecoming. About half way to my destination, this African American woman about my age got on the train and we struck up a conversation. I mentioned to this woman that I lived on a college campus in East Orange, New Jersey and she told me that she was thinking of relocating to that area. When I reached my destination, we exchanged phone numbers. About three months after that, at the start of a new semester, I decided to move off campus. Since I was young and not very street smart, I decided it would probably be better for me to find a furnished room in the some family's residence. I had to find a room quick, fast, and in a hurry or remain in the dorms. But after a hectic, difficult search, I found this really nice room in this really nice home in this really nice neighborhhood. And the woman who owned the house was really quite nice. However, I didn't take that room because this nice woman had a REALLY big, REALLY fat cat.

And I'm not that fond of cats.

When she showed me the room, the woman casually said to me "Don't worry if you wake up at night and see Fluffy {or some such name} sleeping in the bed with you. This is her bed. She's used to sleeping in here. Then that really nice woman told me that when I came there to live I could NEVER close my bedroom door because then Fluffy wouldn't be able to come in and out of the room whenever she wanted to.

Did I mention that I'm not that fond of cats?

So it was back to the college dorm for me.

About 3 months after this experience, I got a phone call from the woman I had met on the train. She said she had moved to East Orange, New Jersey and she had found a really nice room in a really nice home in a really nice neighborhood. The only problem she had with the room was that some nights she would wake up and find this REALLY big REALLY fat cat sleeping in the bed with her.

You guessed it. That woman moved into the exact same room I didn't take.

What are the odds of that happening?