So, ok, I drive an Executive Car as a chauffeur in the Tampa Florida area. I meet people from all over the world.
When I was young, in elementary school and high school I spent a couple of short stints living in Canada in Windsor, Ontario and in Toronto, Ontario. I am from the USA.
When I lived in Toronto I went to Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute (high school) in 1975-1976.
As I pick up customers to bring them from or to the Tampa airport I always wonder if I will meet someone I know from one of the schools I attended in Canada.
Well, it finally happened…….twice!
A few weeks ago I picked up a customer from Clearwater Beach going to the airport to pick up her daughter. As we spoke I found she was from Toronto, from Scarborough, the same area I lived in. As we spoke more we found we had gone to the same school! Sir Wilfred Laurier! It was cool, very cool. Small world.
Then again, this last Wednesday, I picked up 3 women going from St. Pete Beach, FL to the Tampa Airport. When they got into the car I stated to one of them that she looked familiar, they all chuckled and stated…..”OH we are not from here!” It was funny.
I asked, well where are you from? They said Canada….Toronto Canada. I stated I had lived there also and the one asked where I had lived. When I stated Scarborough, Ontario they all were now shocked and laughed sayong thats where they were from and lived now. THE BEST PART???!! One of them was actually a teacher at my school, Sir Wilfred Laurier in the 60’s, anothers Mother was a teacher when I was there and the third lady???? SHE actually lived in my very same neighborhood that my family lived in when I was there!!!
WOW!! It was sooo cool! They knew one of my teachers by the name of Diane Lang, my Math teacher…she was awesome by the way. They also knew my band teacher of who I just am not able to recall his name.
Then they told me about the upcoming Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute’s 50 Year Reunion! I laughed and told them I actually got the notice from Classmates.com!! THAT was hilarious! We all got a laugh out of that! Then they asked if I recalled when the reunion was going to be because they had not heard yet! LOLOL….is that not funny???!
So I tried to find the email about it and of course I could not, figuring I had deleted it since I would not be able to attend. The ladies thought it would be funny to hear about the dates for the reunion from someone who had gone to the school and was now in Tampa Florida. I thought so too! We got a great laugh out of that thought.
Soooooo, after I dropped them off at the airport it was driving me crazy and I looked frantically for the email and found it. I parked in the parking garage at the airport and went in to find them inside the airport. I located them still at the ticket counter and walked up to them….they were of course surprised to see me. I stated the dates for the reunion and showed them the email! It was awesome and we all laughed. They got a big kick out of it!
Another great day on the job as a chauffeur in Tampa Bay Florida…..another great day of laughs!
It’s A Small World After ALL :-))!
Cannot beat that!