micro - relationship - mi-cro- re-la-tion-ship n.
“sense of being incidentally related
on a very small scale,” specifically of interpersonal connections
which develop in bustling metropolitan areas
, as a result of frequent exposure to any individual with whom you have no other overt association, including but not limited to mutual friends
, professional overlap or residential proximity. A stranger
who happens to appear in your sphere of experience on a regular basis
and with whom it becomes necessary for you to interact.
yeah i've had a micro-relationship with the cute coffee guy who grinds the coffee at the corner store for years complete with break ups, sex (with our eyes) and make ups though we never say a word that isn't about coffee
because we have a micro-relationship the bus driver always gives me an extra few to find a seat before he puts the pedal to the metal.