What's the difference between a small town and a big town? Population or the make up of businesses?
I think a bit of both. To me a small town has a low population and is more just the mom and pop stores and not so much the big box places. Big towns have both high density populations and a lot of large chain stores.
And since I'm working the next three days.... guess I'd better nanner out!!!
I didn't have to shovel any snow today, and my husband and I were able to run our errands and get to the grocery store. Now I can stay home and stay warm the next few days for sure. That's good, considering how cold it is supposed to get. I hope my nephew makes it back home to New York City safely, and doesn't have to camp out in the Ohare AIrport waiting for a flight.
Town's so small that it has one stop sign and no signals.
1 gas station/convenience store/restaurant and it's owned by the mayor. There's nothing else.
Sounds pretty darn good to me about now...
Originally Posted by micromind
From what I've seen, small towns seem to have people who are more open and friendly. They actually care about you, and will keep an eye on your house when you're gone.
Big city people seem to be in their own little world. I doubt if most of them would even notice if your front door had been broken into.
Sure, I like the convenience of having everything close by, but I'd prefer good people to just about anything.
Thats what I tried to tell my daughter when they moved "back home." I told her with so few people you either knew everyone or were related to them...that was the only two choices. Her hubby figured it out faster than she did, when he was going to the store for his clients and they got to know him in the store quickly. Took her longer when people that were her clients either had siblings who went to school with me or were my classmates... and they are still there and remember me.
Its like the one neighbor... bringing them fresh caught fish (that daughter had to call and ask how to clean) sandwiches, elk stew.... people do things for other people or just give them things because its not just a town, its a community and everyone works together. Oh sure its not perfect, but when you are down town and the odds are that almost everyone you run into is someone you know somehow.... its just different.