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Old 03-16-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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But seriously folks, people who love living in cities are never going to truly appreciate why other people love living in the country, and vice versa.
Seems to me this thread is called "Rural and Small Town Living" not city living so maybe City-Boi and Golem are just getting an appropriate response. No one expects everyone to like rural living and if they dont like it why are they posting on this thread?
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Seems to me this thread is called "Rural and Small Town Living" not city living so maybe City-Boi and Golem are just getting an appropriate response. No one expects everyone to like rural living and if they dont like it why are they posting on this thread?
Excellent point Ozark... I was just wondering the same things myself. Why do "anti" folks always come post on "pro" boards? (Just look at the Green Living board! ) I've never understood that
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Personally, I was just amazed that someone (Golem) who thinks it necessary to inform rural people about the population of Tokyo has so little knowledge of his own country as to think everyone in a rural area is ignorant and lives in a shack.

It might surprise him to know that a lot of rural people not only know the population of Tokyo but have actually been there. Although, I am still at a loss to understand what the hey Tokyo has to do with the OP.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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LOL at some people being as ignorant as to think that people in rural areas must live in a shack.
They Don't!




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Old 03-16-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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What are you a hermit ? Since you live out in the middle of nowhere, if you were to call 911 because you were seriously physically injured enough for it to be life threatening, how long would it take for the police and an ambulance truck to come out to your house ? You would probably be dead by the time they arrived at your doorstep, right ? Do you even live in a house or is it a shack ? I ask because most people who live in areas where you can walk many miles without seeing a single other Human Being besides yourself, tend to live in shacks.
It took an hour one time to get me a mile by Pickup to a waiting Ambulance.

A neighbor of mine had her arm ripped off by a Horse,they had to drive her 3 miles up the road to Fly her out to the Hospital.

No its not easy to get people out of here.Seen a Guy setting at the Gas Station 10 miles away waiting on an Ambulance,he had cut his Hand of with a Wood Splitter.

I've had to take the Law into some places to server papers or make arrest

brushrunner
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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It took an hour one time to get me a mile by Pickup to a waiting Ambulance.

A neighbor of mine had her arm ripped off by a Horse,they had to drive her 3 miles up the road to Fly her out to the Hospital.

No its not easy to get people out of here.Seen a Guy setting at the Gas Station 10 miles away waiting on an Ambulance,he had cut his Hand of with a Wood Splitter.

I've had to take the Law into some places to server papers or make arrest

brushrunner
Must have been a heck of a road to take an hour to go a mile. Though in the backcountry with a pickup I can see that. Mercy Flight is a good thing to have on speed dial, just in case.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:50 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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Man, this thread is starting to degenerate and there isn't really any need for everyone to get defensive. Golem made a stereotype comment in post 22 about people in the country being hermits and living in shacks, which many found offensive... so some anti-city stereotypes started popping up. But seriously folks, people who love living in cities are never going to truly appreciate why other people love living in the country, and vice versa. It's two completely different temperaments, preferences and desires. Neither one is inherently better, just that one fits each of us better. To each their own.

City_Boi, it sounds like you really don't like living in a small town, even though many of us don't think that your town is particuarly small compared to the places we like living. I'm guessing that you find it boring, stagnant and stifling... as do many people who prefer cities. I hope you get a chance to go live in a big city and that you are happy there and enoy being immersed in the ever-changing cultural diversity. But please understand, that for many people who prefer living in the country, living in such dense urban centers would actually be physically and psychologically painful (yes, akin to peeing on an electric fence).

Anyone is going to be uncomfortable, maybe even miserable, if they're stuck in an environment that goes against their nature... whether that's a city mouse in the country, or a country mouse in the city. But there really is no need for anyone to attack each other or to get defensive... you like what you like, that's valid, you don't have to justify it to anyone else.
Well said, thanks!
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Well, it was actually an attempt at humor, I thought the second sentence clairified that.
Oh, my bad.
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Seems to me this thread is called "Rural and Small Town Living" not city living so maybe City-Boi and Golem are just getting an appropriate response. No one expects everyone to like rural living and if they dont like it why are they posting on this thread?
I was just curious about your opinions.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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Must have been a heck of a road to take an hour to go a mile. Though in the backcountry with a pickup I can see that. Mercy Flight is a good thing to have on speed dial, just in case.
What caused me to get life flight insurance was this...a buddy of mine was roping cattle and got his thumb between the rope and the saddle horn when he was snubbing the cow down. Cow hits the end of the rope--pop!--there goes his thumb. He was by himself (as if he wasn't would make any difference), wrapped his thumb in a handkerchief, put it in his shirt pocket and drove himself the 2 hours to the nearest hospital. Got there, they told him it was really beyond what they could do well for him and wanted to fly him to Portland...he didn't think he could afford that, so he said no, drove himself to Portland from Burns, OR...if I remember right, about 6 hours. By the time he got there, they said the thumb was too damaged, it'd been too long, etc. and couldn't do anything with it.
So, he lost a thumb over not taking a helicopter ride. I bought the insurance.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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They Don't!




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Say...why you been poking round my place????
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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Say...why you been poking round my place????
I just wanted to see the pretty Christmas Lights

brushrunner
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