Originally Posted By junker46:
The small town people and mentality. I lived for a number of years near a very small town. We were outsiders from the get-go. Son caught a lot of bad treatment in school from the principal on down (had to transfer him to the big school, graduating class of 12). Had a difficult time with getting plumbers etc to come out. Truly a fucked-up experience. Being it was Oklahoma too, so that was part of the problem.
Yahoo ran a news article a couple of years back reporting how these small towns in flyover states drying up and in danger of turning into ghost towns that sold, or gave away, houses and land to entice people to relocate there. They ran into the same thing and a lot moved back to where they came from. That Andy Griffith happy small town myth is a bunch of bullshit.
I keep hearing this sort of BS from people who never lived in a small town. We moved here from the city 3 years ago and have been welcomed with open arms and the people are very friendly. My son got picked on in the first six months and then he started kicking the bullies' asses, now no one messes with him and he's very popular.
Never had a problem getting anyone to come out, plumber included and it was cheaper than the city as well. Of course I've since learned to be more self sufficient and do such things myself and rarely need to call someone to come fix something.
Our town is too small to call a town, it's classified a village; just over 2000 people. We live about 5 miles outside.
We have a nice little Mayberry here, thank you very much. No Andy Griffith though, that asshole is a libtard. Our cops like guns and dislike Obama. All three of them, when they are on duty.
Alot of the people that live here are transplants from the city, most in the village were born here and they are damn nice people that I'm glad to call my neighbors. We are all courteous to each other and help when needed and wave a friendly greeting when we pass.
Sounds like you maybe belong in a city.