August 01, 2005

Did you grow up in a small town?

Here's a little test to see if you grew up in a small town. I personally didn't, however both of my parents did. That is why this is so funny, because it's too damn true.

1) You can name everyone you graduated with.

2) You know what 4-H means.

3) You went to parties at a pasture,barn gravel pit, or in the middle of a dirt
road. On Monday you could always tell who was at the party because of the
scratches on thier legs from running through the woods when the party was
busted.(See #6)

4) You used to "drag" Main.

5) You said the "F" word and your parents knew it within the hour.

6) You scheduled parties around the schedules of different police officers,
because you knew which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn't.

7) You could never buy cigarettes because all the store clerks knew how old you
were ( and if you were old enough, they'd tell your parents anyhow.)

8) When you did find someone old enough and brave enough to buy cigarettes, you still had to go out in the country and drive on back roads to smoke them.

9) You knew which section of the ditch you would find the beer your buyer dropped off.

10) It was cool to date somebody from the neighboring town.

11) The whole school went to the same party after graduation.

12) You didn't give directions by street names but rather by references.
Turn by Nelson's house, go 2 blocks to Anderson's, and it's four houses
left of the track field.

13)The golf course was only 9 holes.

14) You couldn't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.

15) Your car stayed filthy because of the dirt roads, and you never owned
a dark vehicle for this reason.

16) The town next to you was considered "trashy" or "snooty" but was actully
just like your town.

17) You referred to anybody with a house newer than 1965 as the "rich people."

18) The people in the "big city" dressed funny, and then you picked up the trend 2 years later.

19) Anyone you wanted could be found at the local gas station or the town bar.

20) You saw at least one friend a week driving a tractor through town or one of your friends driving a grain truck to school occasionally.

21) The gym teacher suggested you haul hay for the summer to get stronger.

22) Directions were given using THE spot light as a reference.

23) When you decided to walk somewhere for the exercise, 5 people would pull overand ask if you wanted a ride.

24) Your teachers called you by your older siblings names.

25) Your teachers remembered when they taught your parents.

26) You could charge at any local store or write a check without any ID.

27) The closest McDonalds was 25 mile away (or more).

28) The closest mall was over an hour away.

29) It was normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower.

30) You've pee'd in a cornfield.

31) Most people went by a nickname.

32) You laughed your butt off reading this because you know its true, and you
forward it to evererybody who may have lived in a small town. Also to those who just don't know how great it is living in a small town.

This was stolen from an e-mail a friend (YES I DO HAVE ONE OR TWO!) sent me.

Posted by Contagion in Humor at August 1, 2005 04:01 PM | TrackBack

Yep, truer than I want to admit. My graduating class had 68 people in it, my husband's had 63.

Posted by: Oddybobo at August 1, 2005 02:48 PM

I'll have to send this to my hubby. I had 512 people in my graduating class but he had only around 65.

Posted by: vw bug at August 1, 2005 03:41 PM

Yep, that hit too close to home....WE HAD A 7-11 DAMMIT!

Posted by: ktreva at August 1, 2005 06:08 PM

I had 1200 people in my graduating class. We had 2 high schools that were next to each other and we went to both schools.

Freshmen year every class was at the opposite schools so I was trudging through snow, sleet and rain every 50 minutes to get to my next class.

There is now 3 high schools there and they go to all 3 now.

Posted by: Machelle at August 2, 2005 07:48 AM

My first roommate in college had 16 people in her graduating class... no it was not a private school!

Posted by: Teresa at August 2, 2005 09:42 AM

I stopped counting how many of those applied to me halfway down.

I moved from gilson, just outside of galesburg, to St. Louis for college and when i tell people here about what it was like back home, i got a great deal of funny looks and than was promptly accused of giving cows beer, haven't head the end of it since.

Posted by: Sarah at August 2, 2005 06:31 PM

Ya'll come down to Gilson and you'll see a town that parties till the cows come home and even later!!

Posted by: Red at August 2, 2005 11:11 PM