My wife heard through the parent grape vine that a first grade teacher just resigned at a local school. Turns out my wife grew up with the principal's wife. Of course, I wish my wife had told me this earlier in the summer, but oh well. I've just sent him an email inquiring about the position. My subject line was "My wife grew up with your wife". At this point, I'm willing to use whatever I can to make a connection. My wife reminded me that I've met him a couple of times and that I might be seeing him at her upcoming high reunion. I was sure to mention all these things in the email. Wish me luck!