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Old 07-18-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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You know your in a Big Town when there is a Traffic Light and Wal Mart.

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Old 07-18-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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And more than just 1 Best Buy.
You know you're not in such a big town when it doesn't have so much as one Best Buy. But one may be coming.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I just wanted to say hello. I enjoyed reading many of the "you know you're in a big town when" posts, and given my background of growing up in NYC and living in big cities and their suburbs, it did provide an interesting perspective on how many of the things I take for granted and don't even notice can stand out to those folks not used to them.

Thanks for letting me stop by. It was very interesting. Maybe I'll start a "you know you're in a small town when..." if the small minds in the larger forums can keep it serious.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I just wanted to say hello. I enjoyed reading many of the "you know you're in a big town when" posts, and given my background of growing up in NYC and living in big cities and their suburbs, it did provide an interesting perspective on how many of the things I take for granted and don't even notice can stand out to those folks not used to them.

Thanks for letting me stop by. It was very interesting. Maybe I'll start a
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if the small minds in the larger forums can keep it serious.
There's already one started, even before this one.

You Know You Live in a Small Town When...
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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You know you live in a big city when you have buildings that are over 20 stories.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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You know you live in a big town when the kids don't count the number of freight cars in a train that is passing.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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You know you live in a big town when church events like festivals and what not require security.

When you have to worry about "beating traffic"

When it takes the police more than 7 minutes to respond with lights and sirens from one side of town to the other.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:32 AM
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Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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You know you live in a big town when a flashing beacon actually gets replaced with a traffic signal.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Helena, MT
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When most stores don't take personal checks.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Custer, SD
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How about this one...you know you live in a big town when you can walk to work from home, buy breakfast, a latte/coffee, a newspaper and lunch on the way to work, buy groceries for dinner on the way home and never cover more than a mile from door-to-door.

Conversely, I can now do this in the new small town I live in, if I take the right route. The difference? People here actually look at you, wave, and comment on the fact that you didn't come in yesterday!
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