Thursday, December 14, 2006

It's A Small World After All

I was chatting to my sister who lives interstate on the phone last night, about Christmas and all, how they have just a bought a house etc, and she told me about the most amazing coincidence.

When they moved house my brother-in-law's younger brother brought along a friend of his to help them move. This friend runs a boarding 'motel' for dogs with his wife, near where my sister lives. In conversation this chap told my sister that he breeds Australian Silky Terriers. My sister told him how she thought they were cute dogs etc and by the way her brother (me) used to be in a relationship with a guy in Adelaide who bred and showed them.

It turns out, this guy is his estranged brother, who left Adelaide after a huge fight with the guy I used to live with. Something I understand entirely, as I did basically the same thing. I mean, what are the odds? Spooky.

11 comments:

Craig said...

Six degrees.....

The Other Andrew said...

Not even! It feels kind of like 2... :)

M-H said...

The world she shrinks. At a conference recently I met a woman who has just bought a house opposite the house I used to live in, in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. For one really weirdo moment I thought she'd bought *my* house. And I correspond with another woman called Mary Helen Ward, in the US, who is a lesbian and who did a doctorate later in life and who looks quie like me.

The Other Andrew said...

Spooky! Mary Helen Ward is stealing your life!! :)

Ur-spo said...

synchronicity rather?

Michael said...

Wow, crazy!

I'll just say that even though this post was a little too "Who's On First" for me to actually follow.

The Other Andrew said...

You're but a simple man, who understands simple things.

Michael said...

With simple needs, don't forget that.

Michael Guy said...

So let me understand this post: you've slept with all these people?

Michael said...

Ha!

The Other Andrew said...

Ewwwww. Not my sister, definately not my sister. Sickos.