A concept and/or joke
, MD. As in, "Welcome to Smalltimore!" or "Well that's Smalltimore for ya!"
at the fact
that you are never
more than one or two degrees of separation
from anyone else in town.
1) A friend of mine puts a personal ad online
. Out of the three local people who respond
, one is his best friend
. One is her best friend. One is someone he already dated.
2) I drive downtown
for a class
and see someone I know going for a walk
with her dog
in a complete
part of town from where she lives.
3) A drunken
friend pokes fun at this random
guy at a concert
who later turns out to be another friend's girlfriend
's best friend's fiance
4) Two friends from the 410 bbs scene
they hung out with a strange Wiccan woman
during the same time period
, around 1994
or so, but hadn't known each other back then.
These sorts of situations
happen in other places, but it just doesn't seem to happen as often
as in "Smalltimore."