The mistress of karaoke, Mona Lotts, introduced me to a guy named Scott who was visiting from Phoenix. Just to kind of 'make conversation' with this visitor who didn't know anyone, I casually said that I went to high school with a guy who now lives in Phoenix and works as a bartender at a gay bar. I knew this from his facebook posts.
Scott asked the name of the bar and I said it had the work "pump" in it. Scott immediately said "Oh, the Pumphouse", to which I said "Yes, that's it."
Scott explained that the Pumphouse had closed down a little while back but said he knew many of the guys who worked there. He asked my old high school friend's name so I told him. Lo and behold, he said he was very good friends with my old high school friend! Today I sent my friend a message through facebook and told him about meeting Scott the night before.
The 'mature' man asked my last name and when I told him, he said "Oh, that sounds very familiar. I'm sure our families know each other somewhere along the line." What a funny coincidence to run into someone who knew Cumberland so well, visiting Rehoboth Beach!