There are nearly 7 billion people in the world. And I saw a girl from high school at my hotel in NYC. (We went to high school together in Illinois. I haven't seen her since.)
This has happened to me once before. When I was visiting Seattle a few years ago, I saw some guys from college on the street downtown. Our college was in Illinois as well.
I'm not sure I really understand exactly how coincidental these things are. Is stuff like that to be expected? How small is the world? Does it mean anything?
Oh, this is supposed to be our NYC vs. Chicago conclusion? Well, I think I need to gain a better understanding of Chicago before I pass judgment. So, Kat and I are going to take a couple of trips downtown this Spring, and I'll keep you posted. But, Chicago's got some catching up to do. New York's just magical.