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Old 07-13-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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You Know You Live in a Small Town When...

The "road hog" in front of you on Main Street is a farmer's
combine.

The local phone book has only one yellow page.

Third Street is on the edge of town.

You leave your jacket on the back of the chair in the cafe,
and when you go back the next day, it's still there, on the
same chair.

You don't signal turns because everyone knows where you're
going anyway.

No social events can be scheduled when the school gym floor
is being varnished.

You call a wrong number and are supplied with the correct
one.

Everyone knows all the news before it's published; residents
read the hometown paper just to see whether the publisher
got it right.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:08 PM
 
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You know you live in a small town if the restaurant closes at lunch so the waitress can go home and eat.

You know you live in a small town if the local newspaper prints the crossword puzzle on the front page above the fold and prints the answers just below.

You know you live in a small town if the narcotics anonymous chapter has only one member and he's strung out on ranch dressing.

(Please note that the above are jokes from George Carlin)
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Ohio, but moving to El Paso, TX August/September
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You call a wrong number and are supplied with the correct
one.
Too true. My phone number is slightly different from the local elementary school and the local florist so I always just give people the right number when someone called me by mistake.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:56 PM
 
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You know you live in a small town if you dated someone in high school only to find out that you're related to them.

You know you live in a small town if your town has a big parade or event for a movie star that was from there originally.

(And no, that's not Carlin's routine)
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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OMG I'm having hometown flashbacks!!
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Too true. My phone number is slightly different from the local elementary school and the local florist so I always just give people the right number when someone called me by mistake.
-Even smaller still if they, wary of the stranger calling, offer to take a message and then call you themselves to deliver the message!

-When you hear the ambulance go by and know that someone you know is in it, dead or dying.

-When you introduce yourself by who you come from, not who you are.

-Everybody in oncoming traffic waves to you or gives the head nod

-sombody drops off a bag of grocery that you never knew you left at the grocery store
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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You know you live in a small town when your zip code is eieio.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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You know you live in a small town if the street you live on everyone who lives on that road are related.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (most of the time)
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You know you live in a small town if your town has a big parade or event for a movie star that was from there originally.
Haha! Yes! My history- lessons all through 1st to 6st grade was all about Gideon Sundbäck (inventor of the zipper) and the matches. Oh, and the biggest/most productive iron mine in northern Europe during the 19th century...

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You know you live in a small town if the street you live on everyone who lives on that road are related.
Oh my! This is as true as it can get. Ok, I live in a village, but around here, everyone is related. EVERYONE!
And the most difficult thing is to learn how people are related to each others. Almost like a soap opera - not even Sunset Beach can beat living in a small place!

You know you live in a small place when everyone knows what you did yesterday.

You know you live in a small place when you know the name of everyone and their ancestors.

You know you live in a small place when the gossip about the neighbour is more discussed amongst the youngsters than the latest Paris Hilton-news.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:08 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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Wink Huh, I confess......

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You know you live in a small town if....you did something bad, and your parents know already BEFORE you come staggering home
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