....and the ocean is wide.....
Several months ago, I found out that a fellow Tokyo blogger that I follow, Tokyo 5, actually grew up near the same small Florida town we lived in before coming to Japan! What a small world!
So I guess I shouldn't have been surprised by what happened tonight:
When Otis headed off to the States, we forgot to pack the prezzies we'd gotten for him to take to the kids, so I figured I'd just mail them to him at the hotel he'll be staying at in Florida. I mailed the package last Friday, and today I planned to call the hotel and let them know it was on it's way, so that they'd be expecting it and could put a note on his reservation (he doesn't get to FL until Monday afternoon).
I just called the hotel and spoke with Valerie, the very friendly, chatty front desk clerk. I told her when I mailed the package and that I expected it to take 7 - 10 days coming from Japan. Imagine my surprise when she tells me that her son is stationed here in Japan, at the Navy base in Atsugi! The city Otis will be visiting in FL isn't very big, I'd never even heard of it before we moved to Tampa, and the hotel isn't that big of a deal either, so what are the odds that the desk clerk's son would be living 30 miles away from me, in JAPAN?!?!?! And I've been to NAF Atsugi several times.
It's a small, small world!