This morning I met with one of the employees at the Swiss Library where I am volunteering. She asked me if I knew someone who lives in Kansas City.
I've gotten this kind of question a lot. Especially as most Swiss do not fully realize how large the United States is. Or that even the smaller US cities are larger than any of the cities in Switzerland.
Example: "No, I'm sorry. I do not know your friend in Boston. By the way, Kansas City is approximately the same distance from Boston as Zürich is from Moscow. We were unlikely to ever meet..."
However, for the first time I actually know the person!
Turns out that I used to work with her aunt in Kansas City. I knew my former co-worker was from Zürich. Indeed, before moving here I quizzed her about Zürich and Switzerland on a couple of occasions.
But still, what are the odds?