You Know You Live in a Small Town When…

I found this today in my inbox. Clovis isn’t this small but it is a whole lot different than Bakersfield.

1. The “road hog” in front of you on Main Street is a farmer’s
combine.

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

3. Third Street is on the edge of town.

4. 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.

5. You don’t signal turns because everyone knows where you’re
going anyway.

6. No social events can be scheduled when the school gym floor
is being varnished.

7. You call a wrong number and are supplied with the correct
one.

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

Here’s my list:

1. People actually like paying more for “organic” produce.

2. You are considered a speed demon if you drive 70mph in the 65mph zone.

3. The town allows you to leave a pile of yard waste, appliances, car parts, old furniture, and other junk on your curb for their trucks to pick up. And they don’t mind having it sit there for a few weeks until they can schedule you in.

4. Wooden wagon wheels serve as posts to chain your bicycle to.

5. You can go to lunch and ask for a glass boot to drink Dr. Pepper out of.

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4 Responses to You Know You Live in a Small Town When…

  1. kkbaher says:

    Kari Baher read your blog at 7am PST on Sunday. Great stuff! CRACKED me up! You’ve observed much in your time there. I’m so thankful that you have time “off” to just soak this all in and to be an encourager to others!

  2. kkbaher says:

    Kari Baher read your blog at 7am PST on Sunday. Great stuff! CRACKED me up! You’ve observed much in your time there. I’m so thankful that you have time “off” to just soak this all in and to be an encourager to others!

  3. Kyle says:

    Tasha is a wonderful tour guide. She’s been running in the mornings. When I get home after my 12 hour days she’s still got plenty of words stored up. She tells me all about the good things she finds. I saw this in an email and thought that out of all people who read our small blog, that the Bahers would understand.

  4. Kyle says:

    Tasha is a wonderful tour guide. She’s been running in the mornings. When I get home after my 12 hour days she’s still got plenty of words stored up. She tells me all about the good things she finds. I saw this in an email and thought that out of all people who read our small blog, that the Bahers would understand.

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