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Old 12-26-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Rules? um... just be yourself
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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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
Whoa! Hold up about Boston. It's only a stone's throw from some of the best small towns in America. Trust me. Take it from this small town kid.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Dogs running free is acceptable. Don't bother to call the pound. No one cares.

People in cars, will block streets, parking lots, to chat with people they know, don't honk, that is rude.

The bank credits your account the minute you deposit a check! They know you, and your account, they know where you work, and live, eat, and shop, so, they can find you!
There is a small town near me that puts out a brochure for folks moving in. In one section it says "We will stop in the street and talk from our cars/trucks for a minute. Get used to it." You're only going to the store. You shouldn't be in a big rush for that. Be friendly and get out, walk over and chat with them too. Like a native. Seriously, we have quite a few folks who worked corporate before retiring and are still rushing around pushing a deadline. It's a small town; no need for corporate rush. If you're in that much of a rush, use a different street. Even locals do that from time to time.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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There is a small town near me that puts out a brochure for folks moving in. In one section it says "We will stop in the street and talk from our cars/trucks for a minute. Get used to it." You're only going to the store. You shouldn't be in a big rush for that. Be friendly and get out, walk over and chat with them too. Like a native. Seriously, we have quite a few folks who worked corporate before retiring and are still rushing around pushing a deadline. It's a small town; no need for corporate rush. If you're in that much of a rush, use a different street. Even locals do that from time to time.
I'd do the same but i actually pulled over to the side of the road to talk to a friend... maybe the police are nice where you are from but at our old town they would ticket us for randomly parking in the middle of the street.... but again we were always drag racing and doing burnouts with our trucks so the cops hated us.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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A farmer neighbor of my former dairy farm told me of his experience with the locals and their advice he was given when he bought his farm.

His neighbor proceeded to tell him which creamery he will be selling his milk to....which feed mill he will be doing business with..................which tractor dealership he will be doing business with..........which dairy equipment dealer he will be doing business with.

My neighbor Paul told him he will be doing business with whomever he pleases and told Hubert mind his own business !

That was 40 years ago.
Paul is still on his farm an was/is a very successful farmer.

Big mouth Hubert never was yet he wanted to dictate the..........." unspoken rules"
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Never, ever, ever, ever bad mouth someone in front of another person before finding out their relationship. In my small town *everybody* is related to *everybody* either by blood or marriage (and sometimes both). It is suicide to trash someone.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Never, ever, ever, ever bad mouth someone in front of another person before finding out their relationship. In my small town *everybody* is related to *everybody* either by blood or marriage (and sometimes both). It is suicide to trash someone.

20yrsinBranson

+1 on what you said. The small town in New Mexico where I met "Uncle Ernie" was that way. On the north side of town, 90% of the folks had three last names, the west side had about six, the east and south was pretty much where the "new folks" lived so there was at least 15 last names. The old boys would gather aat the coffee shop on main street every morning. The locals called them "family gatherings".
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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There is a small town near me that puts out a brochure for folks moving in. In one section it says "We will stop in the street and talk from our cars/trucks for a minute. Get used to it." You're only going to the store. You shouldn't be in a big rush for that. Be friendly and get out, walk over and chat with them too. Like a native. Seriously, we have quite a few folks who worked corporate before retiring and are still rushing around pushing a deadline. It's a small town; no need for corporate rush. If you're in that much of a rush, use a different street. Even locals do that from time to time.
I lived rural all my life, but blocking a road for others because 2 locals want to visit is rude, inconsiderate, and shows a lack of manners and poor upbringing ! ( IMHO )

What else ,block the sidewalk so others have to go around on the lawn?

Block the checkout counter so no one else can check out until they are done visiting

Where I come from, 2 vehicles will park in the road to visit but they , move and wave when a vehicle wants to get by.


I can't believe that there actually are people so rude to believe they are so important that they can block a public road/street and force others to take a different route.

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Old 12-27-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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( I also can't believe there are posters who see nothing arrogant about that behavior )
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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Happens all the time here. Get used to it. As a newcomer, I am on ignore, most of the time. There are classes of people in a small town, you are first class if people knew your Daddy, and GrandDaddy. Second class if your kids in school with other people and know others. Third class if you have no kids, don't go to church, and just moved to town a few years ago.
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