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Old 11-22-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Most are happy when someone from the city takes an interest in them (us).
We hate it when we are belittled and made fun of.
Instead of trying to 'run' things and cause trouble, you should be trying to fit in.
NYC, Boston, NJ, LA, SF people are the WORST at being abrasive and obnoxious.


Not here you WON'T!




John Mellencamp - Small Town - YouTube
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Don't **** anyone off unless you know who they are. By the same token, don't talk bad about anyone when you're new in town. Whoever you're talking to probably knows that person better than you do.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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From what everyone has to say I think I will really enjoy living in a small town
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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From what everyone has to say I think I will really enjoy living in a small town
You'll love it....the more you learn, the more you will. Drive your own vehicle and forget about taxis, buses, trains. Come and go as you please. $15 will get you a steak diner. You get more for your dollar. You are just getting started.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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You never really "break up" with someone in a small town. Impossible! Because you usually work together, or go to the VFW on Friday nights, or see them in church. You have an amicable parting..

You know you live in a small town and go to the gun show, and see your ex husband, and two of your last lovers all looking at guns together. And they are all related. Cousins, or married to a cousin...
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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[quote=DontLookPhoto;27055915]Boy Howdy ain't it the truth. . .
Your Boy Howdy comment is very common in rural states in the Midwest. However when in a large urban area addressing some folks with a "Boy Howdy" prefacing your statement may start a fistfight. I grew up hearing it used all the time and I have always wondered about the etymology of the phrase.

GL2
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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$15 will get you a steak diner.
That'll get you a burger in this little town. If you want a beer, add six bucks. It's not always cheaper to live further out. Up here, the largest city in the state is the cheapest place to live.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Most people in small towns have a way of running people out on a rail if they move on in and try to change things right off the bat.
Cute photo in that post, but the "rail" people were ridden out of town on in the old days was a split fence rail. If you have ever seen one, the edges are SHARP.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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You know you live in a small town and go to the gun show, and see your ex husband, and two of your last lovers all looking at guns together. And they are all related. Cousins, or married to a cousin...
Doesn't have to be a small town for that I can go to a gun show here in Va and see people I know!
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: In the city
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I think a lot of these work for cities as well. I just moved from a "major" city to a smaller city and encounter many individuals who did the same. The NYC/SF/LA/DC/Boston etc crowd likes to ask questions like "why don't you do things here the way we did it in (insert city here)?"

The natives in my new smaller city and more reasonable transplants are typically polite and answer the question. Often the Big City Type will use it as an opportunity to go on and on about how much better life is if everything was just like their home. Then they will lament their difficulty making friends.
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