Why A Small Town Is Cool
Most of my teaching career has been spent in small towns. My current residence is a town of 500 or so people and has been a great place to live. I recently began putting a mental list together of the benefits and humorous elements of my small town. These include:
- I do not need to lock my door. I do when we are not in town but many resist this practice.
- I walk to work – all of the 1 minute it takes me – seriously.
- The fire dept.’s siren goes off at 12:00 each day, so we know it’s noon.
- I can forget my wallet in my vehicle, leave it unlocked, come back a day or two later and it’s still there.
- We have no traffic lights, actually nothing more than some two-way stops.
- I can forget to pay a restaurant bill and no one will chase me as they know I will remember and come back to pay.
- $5 to golf nine, 18 or however many holes you want. 65 bucks for a season pass.
- Most of our students do not lock their lockers.
- The air I breathe is probably the cleanest one could get in a populated vicinity.
These are just a few things off the top of my head. If you live or have ever lived in a small town, please add to the list in the comments section.
I think the pics. below are self-explanatory.