Living in a small town definitely has its perks. People who live in small towns often have a stronger sense of community than a city dweller does. Small town life is much slower-paced than a hustling and bustling city. And the overall cost of living is way, way lower.
On the other hand, for some people, those “benefits” are the exact reasons why they left their hometown. That “sense of community” can often feel stifling. That “slower pace of life,” can be another way of saying “nothing really happens here.” And sure, “living is cheaper,” but that’s mainly because your town isn’t exactly in demand.
Small town life works for some people and doesn’t work for others. Whether you’re a proud citizen of Nowheresville USA, or whether you fled that lifestyle behind as soon as you were able, you’ll find something to relate to in these 15 memes about small towns. (via Bored Panda)
1. Your Mom/Dad/brother/sister/aunt/uncle/cousin/Grandpa/Grandmqa was a troublemaker, too.
Your teachers either taught your parents or are your parents #smalltownproblems
— Small Town Problems (@SmallTwnProbs) January 3, 2015
2. Compared to you, pretty much everyone is a city slicker.
People say they’re from a small town with 10,000 people. You’re like… uh… Thats a city, fool. #smalltownproblems
— Small Town Problems (@SmallTwnProbs) November 27, 2014
3. Privacy is overrated.
At the store? See someone u know. Out for dinner? See someone u know. Go walking in the woods in the middle of nowhere? See someone u know.
— Small Town Problems (@SmallTwnProbs) November 5, 2017
4. The crime of the century!
5. Where everybody knows your engine.
You can tell who’s driving by your house by the sound of their truck. #smalltownproblems
— Small Town Problems (@SmallTwnProbs) November 7, 2017
6. “Where are you from?” isn’t that simple.
“Where are you from?” and then you describe the general area that your town is in, referencing the nearest city that they might have heard of even though it’s 4 hours away. #smalltownproblems
— Small Town Problems (@SmallTwnProbs) April 9, 2019
7. Traffic is a nightmare.
8. Neighbors: the small town spy network.
I live in a small town. Someone called my mom and told her they saw me trying to buy alcohol at the grocery store. I’m 41.
— My mouth runs 24/7 (@redheadedhuzzy) March 23, 2019
9. Please trot through to the next window.
10. Another riveting episode of Small Town Cops.
11. The dating pool is pretty shallow.
That whole “don’t-date-your-friends-ex” thing doesn’t really apply here #smalltownproblems
— Small Town Problems (@SmallTwnProbs) February 16, 2014
never always a dull moment.
Things people do in small towns:
Eat at the same 2 restaurants.
Drive around more.
Go to town that is slightly bigger.
Make a bonfire.
Call friend to see if they want to drive around.
— Earl Dibbles Jr (@EarlDibblesJr) August 17, 2018
13. It’s sort of like living inside a Twilight Zone episode.
You go to the same party, at the same persons house, with the same people, and the same drinks, and the same drama every Friday night. #smalltownproblems
— Small Town Problems (@SmallTwnProbs) June 8, 2018
14. How rivalries really work.
You have a very serious rivalry with the neighbouring town until you need people to party with. #smalltownproblems
— Small Town Problems (@SmallTwnProbs) November 10, 2014
15. Mad respect for the O.G.
h/t: Bored Panda