My Colleague's Party

This happened maybe 20 years ago now. I used to commute from my area, a city of around 150,000 people, into a big city of around a million about an hour away (depending on traffic) for my job. One weekend a colleague was having a party at his house in that big city. Normally I didn't like to go back into the city but for some reason I can't remember, I decided to go. At one point in the evening, I'm sitting near this woman and in the course of trying to make the sort of polite conversation one has with strangers you know you'll never see again, I ask her where she's from. When I tell her in turn where I'm from she replies that her parents live in the same smaller city I do. I ask her what part of that city they live in? She says it's this really obscure place that I've probably never heard of. I encourage to her say it as I've lived in that city all my life and so I might know where it is. She gives in and tells me the name of the street, which is very unique. They were my neighbours 2 doors down. I confirmed her parents' last name, and was able to describe their house. Her parents had moved in after their children had grown up, so I had never met her. I believe that she was a friend of my colleague's wife. I gave this two stars because the area I lived in was very low residential and there wasn't a lot of people moving in or out of the neighbourhood, so it wasn't like living in the same apartment block or subdivision.
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Date submitted:Thu, 09 Jul 2020 05:49:37 +0000Coincidence ID:10489