So prior to my move, I'm starting to e-mail my new co-workers to find out what's what at the new job.
My new direct subordinate already knows of me. He recently worked at another location under a former supervisor of mine here, a guy that has not done me so much as favor #1 as long as I've known him, despite him having had more than a couple chances to do the right thing by me when I'd needed it. Yet my new Number Two tells me that his friend--my soon-to-be former boss--has spoken highly of me and given me a more-than-decent reference...and he sure sounds sincere about it, so we'll see how it plays out.
Yep. Definitely a small world.
And in related news, I just put an offer in on what may well become "Lagniappe's Lair South".
The only thing that makes me kinds sad is that Lagniappe isn't here to see it. I think that he'd have liked it.