Winning Through Jewish Geography
Jewish Person #1: You're from NY? Me too!
Jewish Person #2: Oh, that's so funny! What part?
JP #1: Woodbury, you?
JP #2: Five Towns, and my best friend was from Syosset.
JP #1: Really? What year did she graduate?
JP #2: In '94. Melissa Cohen/Rubin/Goldstein/Goldman/Goldberg/Blumberg/Bloom
JP #1: Wait, does she have a sister named Lauren?
JP #2: Yes!
JP #1: I know her - we went to camp together!
At work, our subtenant is a law firm, which so far consists of three people. One of whom seems like a younger, gayer, more awkward, less-funny version of Jerry Seinfeld. Complete with the whiny tone of voice.
He's from the Bay Area, but his family is from Long Island. We started playing Jewish Geography, and within two minutes had found our one degree each of separation. His mother and aunt showed up to see where he worked (the mother made him pose pretending to be on the office phone at his desk while she took a picture), and I'm sure if I'd time to say more than hello to them, we'd have found more connections.