Friday, February 10, 2006

You Know You're From a Small Town When...

I hate to say it, but most of these make sense to me...!

You know you're from a small town when...

...The "road hog" in front of you on Main Street is a farmer's combine.

...The local phone book has only one yellow page.

...You leave your jacket on the back of the chair in the cafe, and when you go back the next day, it's still there, on the same chair.

...You don't signal turns because everyone knows where you're going, anyway.

...You call a wrong number and they supply you with the correct one.

...Everyone knows all the news before it's published; they just read the hometown paper to see whether the publisher got it right.

...There's no place to go that you shouldn't.

...A "Night on the Town" takes only 5 minutes.

...You have to name six surrounding towns to explain to people where you're from.

...Headline news is who grew the biggest vegetable this year.

...There is no point in high-school reunions because everyone knows what everyone else is doing anyway.

...You can name everyone you graduated with.

...You know what 4-H is.

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

...It was cool to date someone from the neighboring town.

...You had senior skip day.

...You don't give directions by street names or references (turn by Nelson's house, go two blocks to the Anderson's turn left and it's four houses left of the football field).

...You decide to walk somewhere for exercise and 5 people pull over and ask if you need a ride.

...Your teachers call you by your older siblings names.

...Your teachers remember when they taught your parents.

...You can charge at all the local stores.

...The closest McDonald's is 75 miles away.

...So is the closest mall.

...It is normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower.

...Everyone who played sports had to play on every type of team, or there wouldn't be enough people to have a team.

...You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from a small town.