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Old 07-29-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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..you have to worry about bridge traffic.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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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
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
[b]See most of the posts on this thread
OMG you just said almost everything I was thinking!
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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You know you live in a big town/city when you hold the belief that everyone who lives in a small town or rural area is ignorant and you have to tell them how the "real" world is.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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You know you live in a big town/city when you hold the belief that everyone who lives in a small town or rural area is ignorant and
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you have to tell them how the "real" world is
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Who said you "have to"? Besides, I,ve had my share of the real world.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Who said you "have to"? Besides, I,ve had my share of the real world.
Just basing my post on a few that were made already, I've also had my fair share of the real world and and quite content in my little slice of heaven along with the other 1200 residents here.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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You know you live in a "BIG" Town when...

Nobody recognizes you soley by your pickup truck head lights/cab lights at night.

Any type of franchise is in town.

You have a P.O.Box instead of RFD.

You can go into a place to shop and do nothing BUT shop....no gossiping or checking up on neighbors.

You hear sirens and it ain't just at noontime.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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...Your local high school is bigger than some small towns in area and in student population.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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... driving out of your neighborhood requires going down atleast 3 to 4 streets.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You know you live in a big town when your kids go out for football or cheerleading and don't make the traveling team.

You know you live in a big town when there are two people who want to be mayor.

You know you live in a big town when stores and restaurants have paved parking lots.

You know you live in a big town when the grocery store has an express lane.

You know you live in a big town when you drive across the bridge and there are no kids swimming or fishing in the river.

You know you live in a big town when the funeral home and the furniture store have different names.

You know you live in a big town when two drivers going in opposite directions pull off the road to talk to each other.

You know you live in a big town when the school has two busses.

You know you live in a big town when kids wear their baseball caps backwards.

You know you live in a big town when the HS football field has bleachers on both sides.

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Old 08-23-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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You know you live in a big town when you're no longer phased by the helicopters flying over your n'hood looking for the guys who just robbed the convenience store (or the liquor store, or the bank, or...)
You know you live in a big town when you realize the company you work for has "over 39 convenient locations to serve our customers".
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