i feel like no matter where you go in life a decent percentage of your neural connections will be devoted to bracing you for running into someone you went to high school with. like even if you were the last person on earth part of your brain would put you on edge like, “maybe someone you had 4th period psych with will also be salvaging this pile of rubble.”
I was at dinner with the fiance of a high school friend who jokingly asked if I thought we were going to run into someone I knew from high school, since it happens A Lot. I laughed and said no since we were at an invitation-only event and I thought I knew generally who would be there. Yeah. Not even five minutes later….