Six degrees?

Last year, while having a meal with the CIO of a mutlinational in St.James's in London, we got talking of where we were brought up and I was stunned to discover that this guy had grown up in the same, small Scottish town as I had. Strathaven was only about 5,000 people when I grew up there and lies in rolling green hills south of Glasgow.

Well it's just happened again.

There I am on a boat, leaving San Diego to go whale-watching and when I ask the first person I talk to where he is from he replies "Strathaven".