Two incidents that remind me to never ever speak ill of anyone because everyone in Fresno/Clovis knows everyone else.
My friend Chris Palmer's mom used to work with my mom; years before I met Chris. And it turns out my friend Kelly Rudolph's "kittypractor" - who worked on Kelly's famous kitty Ziplet - is none other than Clovis Chamber member Dr. Sabrina Chronister, who is now my mom's chiropractor.
This is what happens when you live and work in the same area for many years. Your connections become more numerous, but they also become more interwoven. When you know people on more than one level, the relationship is stronger.