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Old 06-20-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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You know you live in a big town when the Greyhound bus station is more than just a bench outside of a gas station.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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You know you live in a BIG town when, the Court House, The Post Office and The Sheriffs office are all in seperate buildings.
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You know you live in a big town when you actually have your own police force and are not served by the county sheriff.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Bedford County, Va.
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...when the people you pass on the road don't wave back at you (or even make eye contact!).

...when you see more baggy pants than camo pants.

...when no one at the store lets you pay them later if you forget your wallet.

...you have to lock your door at night.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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...........when the DOT installs traffic info signs along the interstate.
...........when emergency vehicles traveling down your street is uneventful.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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you live in a house for 15 years and don't know your neighbors because no one is ever home.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:25 AM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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Default eye contact

No one makes direct eye contact in the grocery store...
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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You have to decide WHICH grocery store to go to!
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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When your town has more than 1 zip code

When your town has more than 15 gas stations

When you have to make sure everything is locked when you leave or go to sleep

When your town has a suburb

When your kid's bus ride consists of traveling through several different neighborhoods.

When the police have to be called out for the Independence Day celebration to direct traffic.

When your town has more than 3 fire stations

When the the local library has 3 stories
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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You know you live in a small town and have never lived in a big city when...

You think that every city neighborhood is dangerous
I had more trouble with break ins in my small, diverse-free town of 7,000 people than my neighborhood of about 7,000 people in St Louis.

You think that your car or house is safe from a break-in
My car was broken in to 3 times in 6 months in that same town. My sister was robbed blind during the day when she was at work - came home to find all of her valuables missing.

You think that your small town is immune to crime
See above

You think that your small town is immune to rampant drug use
Watched drug deals from my apartment window, in that same town. Had my neighbor knock on my door because someone had just tried breaking in to his apartment with a crow bar - again, broad daylight - when my wife was at home.

You think that any city of over 50,000 people is a burning war zone
Needs no explanation

You think that anyone that wants to leave your small town is an idiot, because after all, the world starts and stops at your town's city limits
[b]Still get questions like "Is living in the city scary?" Those exact words.

You think that people in cities spend all day in traffic
My 10 mile commute to the suburbs in the morning is 25 minutes - 10 mile commute in the evening is about 30. This is with 5 miles of the interstate I would usually take being closed and having to take side streets.

You honestly believe that going to a park at night means you have to fight off hookers and drug dealers
Just simply not true

You believe that your lifestyle choice is superior to everyone's else, then get mad when you think a city person believes the same way about their lifestyle choice
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