So I had embraced Facebook somewhat reluctantly. I began by pretty much finding a few friends from my undergraduate college years. Then one day someone from high school found me. That led to more friends from high school surfacing, and then I found Bill on Facebook, and found Bill lived IN MY TOWN.
I am sure this happens all the time, but I went to high school in Bay Village OH. That is a bit of a way from Boston. To find that someone I knew almost 30 years ago and haven’t talked to since lives within a few miles of my house is just a surprise.
We got together this morning for coffee at this little cafe on Main St. in town. He really does look almost exactly the same, and is a funny guy. It was great to reconnect, introduce him to the Bob and Cooper. Of course Cooper was delightful for about 30 minutes, then went in Brownian Motion Mode. I sent the Bob home with him and chatted more with Bill.
And now I can say I know not just one, but TWO architects. I go my whole life not knowing any, and now I know two.
So, as far as Facebook encounters go, this has been a positive one. It might even mean having new/renewed friendships develop.
Oh yeah – one of the guys working at the cafe is a student at my college. Seriously, when worlds collide…