Because my life is like that

Forget 6 degrees, I’m one of those people who is 2-3 degrees from everyone (or less.)  In case you’re not familiar with the theory of 6 Degrees of Separation, it postulates that you are connected to everyone else on the planet through people you know, and can be connected to anyone by 6 degrees or fewer.    For example: You know someone who’s mechanic served in the military with Colonel What’s-His-Name who’s now over the armed forces in the Middle East.  Thus, you are 3 degrees away from Colonel What’s-His-Name.

I first heard about this theory watching the news – some kids developed a drinking game called 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.  You had to connect to random actors through their work, and the most consistent bridge was Kevin Bacon.  The movie Flatliners alone could get you almost anywhere…  Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, Keifer Sutherland, and my former crush, Oliver Platt.  (Yes, I’m serious – he’s funny and somehow snarkily charming.)  But I digress…

Yesterday I was on the phone with an account and as we started talking, we discovered that we think my Grandfather was her mother’s cousin.  She’s double-checking the family Bible, but it still cracks me up.  Because my life is like that.


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