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Old 10-29-2009, 10:47 AM
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Originally Posted by marmac View Post
----" everybody knows everybody"--

I think that phrase is over used way too much.

In a small town of under 1,000----maybe

Heck, I know people who live in towns of about 5,000 and the people on their square block don't even know each other.

In a city of 10,000-----it is laughable to use that phrase- " everybody knows everybody".

Heck, I commuted to a town of 7,000 for my job and most of the employees who were from that town had never heard of their fellow employees who were from that same town before they got hired.

I believethat phrase--" everybody knows everybody"--only holds true if you have a bad reputation and get your name in the paper's court section a lot.
I hope you are right But maybe it is different over here. In the States people move a lot, picking new places on boards like this one In Europe people usually don't move to small towns they don't have any relatives in. When I visited my new town for the first time in order to inspect the apartment, it indeed seemed like a lot of people knew each other, joking across the streets, nodding to each other in that familiar way, etc. Even the real estate agent told me everybody knows everybody in that town I guess I could not even tell 10,000 people apart, not even 1,000, let alone remember details about them.
But people seemed nice, so I hope they will accept me
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:05 PM
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Louisiana, if you live in the Southwest part of the state, I'd recommend The following parishes: Beaugard, Allen, and Jeff Davis. Lake Charles has alot of country space also when you go further down south on hwy 14. Louisiana has alot of rural life in general, as well as other states in the south.
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