You Might Be From a Small Town If…

A friend of mine recently sent me this email.  It was so funny and so true, I just had to share it with you.  If you are from a small town, you’ll understand.  If not, you’ll get a glimpse into “Small Town, USA”.  Here are my favorite points.

You might be from a small town if…

*You can name everyone you graduated with.

*You know what 4H is.

*You ever went to parties at a pasture, in a barn, or in the middle of a dirt road.

*You used to cruise the “main drag” on weekends. (our main drag is a section of highway 301)

*You schedule parties around the schedules of different police officers–because you know which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn’t.

*You ever went cow tipping or snipe hunting.

*You could never buy cigarettes because all of the store clerks knew how old you were.

*It was cool to date someone from a neighboring town. (I’m guilty of this.)

*You had senior skip day.

*The whole school went to the same party after graduation.  (pretty much)

*You can’t help but date a friend’s ex girlfriend/boyfriend.  (my girlfriends dated my hubby before I did)

*Your car stays filthy from the dirt roads–and you will never own a dark vehicle for this reason! (true, but I had a temporary lapse in judgement!)

*The town next to yours is considered “trashy” or “snooty”, but it’s actually just like your own. (so true, so true)

*You refer to anyone who owns a house newer than 1980 as “the rich people”. (Ha Ha)

*The people in the city dress funny, then you pick up on the trend two years later. (that’s our town–two years behind on everything!)

*You bragged to your friends because you got pipes on your truck for your birthday.

*Anyone you want can be found at either the Dairy Queen or the feed store.  (or in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot!)

*Directions are given using “the stop light” as a reference. (but actually we have two stop lights!)

*Your letter jacket was worn after your 19th birthday.

*Weekend excitement involves a trip to Wal-mart.  (Yeah, man!)

*Even the ugly people enter beauty pageants. (and win!)

*You decide to walk somewhere for exercise, and five people  pull over and ask if you need a ride.

*Your teachers call you by your older sibling’s names.

*Your teachers remember when they taught your parents.  (been there, done that!)

*You can charge at all the local stores. (this was true when I was young)

*The closest mall is at least an hour away. (small mall, 45 minutes/large mall, 60 minutes)

*You laugh your head off while reading this, because you know it’s all true!

Thanks, Cindy, for this very accurate description of life in “our town”.  LOL

Published in: on January 23, 2011 at 9:56 am  Comments (9)  

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  1. Oh yes, so very true! I knew everyone in my graduating class, I know what 4H is, we didn’t own dark vehicles… the list goes on. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Yes, girl! That’s it exactly!

  3. on target. in a nearby town they only have one traffic light. can’t get lost thanks for sharing rose

  4. Those were funny and most are true for my small town, but, we’re not real rural, so some didn’t fit.
    We definitely cruised the shopping center when I was in high school!

  5. So many of these are true for me. My entire high school (and the same school my 3 daughter attended) had 500 students…total. My class was the smallest with only 76 students. My mother was a checker at the grocery store. She knew what happened in school before I did. My daughter’s teachers were my friends in H.S. I think it is a great place to raise a family.

  6. Gave me a good laugh. Actually, where we raised our children (our hometown now) is smaller than where I grew up. So some of your points were true for our children. Got a good laugh at their expense!

  7. I was not from a small town but I did enjoy reading this.

  8. 😀

  9. This is soooo true:) I’m in North West GA:) I saw that you recently visited my blog and I just wanted to stop by and say hi! It’s nice meeting someone from my corner of the world:)


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