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post #41 of 87 Old 02-18-2014, 11:22 PM
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Yes... Totally agree, I'm not saying I love poop, hate dog/cat poop, flies drive me crazy, but somethings you grit your teeth and have the "get r done" attitude vs I might get my hands dirty or break a finger nail...

Like even burying dead animals, it's a job I hate but I've learned to get it over with asap and go on with life, I may feel bad about a chicken dieing but it's part of life.

I think Walt Disney has too much influence in city folk or country ones that watch too much TV, don't understand that horses/dolphins/deer/bears etc. in real life aren't lovey-dovey heros or that they don't talk and want to be your friend. But that's another rant for some other time.

I do agree that certain people enjoy certain things, most country folks wouldn't dream of living in the city and most city folks wouldn't dream of living in the country, everyone's different, one or the other isn't wrong.

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post #42 of 87 Old 02-18-2014, 11:24 PM
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City people do not tend to value "things" on the basis of how useful they are and they also tend to "expect" convenience. Which explains why they live in a city.
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post #43 of 87 Old 02-18-2014, 11:31 PM
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Nothing bothers me most when small town folks need to go into the "big city" Sorry folks. Regina is not a big city. And driving in Regina isn't that bad. It's also called GPS.

It always fathoms me why they freak out at driving in bigger places. It's not that scary, and I have anxiety about getting lost. Although I do HATE driving in Calgary. Who the hell ever thought highway driving in the middle of the city was a good idea?

And honestly, the drama. You do not find the same type of drama in the city as you do in small towns. When I lived in a small town of Sask. I was disgusted to find that woman in their 40's had more drama at work then I ever dealt with in Elementary school or high school. It was ridiculous. I can't handle that kind of crap. How all the friendships change, how they hate that person, two days later they're best friends again. Then it happens again. Ya, not my cup of tea.
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post #44 of 87 Old 02-18-2014, 11:54 PM
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thetemp, gps! Such a wonderful thing! I would avoid cities all together no matter what the cost if it weren't for GPS!

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post #45 of 87 Old 02-19-2014, 01:23 AM
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Growing up I lived about 5 miles out from a medium sized town. After high school moved to the city for work. Met my husband there ( he was raised in the city too) and after his retirement we moved to a very rural area and are 12 miles from a town with a grocery store, 7 miles from the closest little burg that has a convenience store.

HUGE difference in the way we think and do things.

He thinks nothing of running to town for a gallon of milk and that's all the way to the grocery store because their milk is 50 cents cheaper than at the convenience store. I was brought up you only go to town once a week and if you run out of something you do without until shopping day.

Him- So what if we set the perimeter fence in a few feet so we don't have to clear all the scrub trees that grew up in the old fence line?
Me- You do not give up one square inch of your ground. It's all precious.

I would like to do things to make us more self sufficient. He wants all the modern conveniences.

He never carries cash, you'll never catch me without it.

He wants house dogs, I want outdoor farm dogs.

Those are a few off the top of my head. I'm sure if I sat and thought about it I could come up with a lot more. He gets mad when I call him a city boy. LOL
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post #46 of 87 Old 02-19-2014, 06:23 AM
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I found that living in the country you have to a lot more flexible on time. When you go to the shops you make the time to talk to the cashiers, and possibly other shoppers. Taking your dog for a walk in town you'll likely be stopped multiple times to talk about dogs. Sometimes you'll have to wait in line a bit longer, or wait for things to be ordered in. If you don't like something you can't try to bully your way or make a scene to get what you want.

In the city I've found people are just as friendly. I don't buy into the whole "country people are friendlier" it only seems that way because people in the country often make the time to stop and talk. The level of stress can be higher in cities, just because people have to manage things like traffic, public transport, higher costs of living, and often more "competitive" employment places.

I personally like the in-between. Small cities of 30,000 - 100,000, where you're not isolated and there isn't too much traffic or commuting, or very competitive work places. There is still a community feel but it's not so clique-y, and there are still new people to meet all the time!
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People in a Big City tend to breath in more Pollution

People in small towns tend to breath in Cleaner Air

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thank you" waves while driving do not mean the same thing everywhere. Give me a wave as you cut me off without a blinker because you've missed your exit and I don't care where I am, I take that as sarcastic as all get out. You know you made a mistake at my expense and possible danger....I sure as heck am not saying you're welcome. Me following traffic laws doesn't mean I have to thank every driver I pass, my arm would be tired by the end of my drive to work let alone my way home! I live in a part of the country where city and country often blend and I notice bad drivers all over, not just in congested areas.
I don't expect a 'thank you' wave when you cut me off. You seem to be misunderstanding... when I slow down, wave for you to pull out (the opposite of being cut off) that IS NOT being cut off.

Also, its rare that I am cut off in traffic where I come from. And when I am, its some jerk with out of state plates.
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post #49 of 87 Old 02-19-2014, 10:32 AM
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Agreed we are all humans, city or rural.
There are differences and the gap is getting wider.
Some thirty + years ago I took a group of inner city school children and their teachers for a farm experience. None knew that the wheat was harvested and made bread, best of all was their shock on seeing the cows being milked and tasting proper milk. One child was adamant that he was never, evergoing to drink milk again.

I was in London when a man coming out of a tube station collapsed and fell on the steps. Everyone just walked around him and a woman collecting for some charity at the top of the steps looked and continued to rattle her collection tin.
I stopped, the man had had a heart attack. If people are to busy to want to help a fellow citizen then city life is not for me.

I think values are very different.

I agree that rural folk want to know everything that is going on but, in a bad time they are there to help.

I took a new neighbours children for a walk with the dogs. They had just moved from London to rural. When my greyhound killed a rabbit, the children were nearly in tears. When I explained that the rabbits were pests and showed them where they had eaten enormous patches of the wheat field they were happier. Next time the dog was on a rabbit they were screaming out "Get him, get him!"

What makes me maddest is the bunny huggers, people who are anti badgers being culled because of TB, anti hunting with hounds because they think that the countryside runs itself. They do not understand that it all has to be managed.

I loved the part in Crocodile Dundee when he remarks on the woman who had had psychiatric problems and when asked if there were such problems where he came from he said, "No, if you have a problem you tell Wally and then everyone knows so you don't have a problem."
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While I can appreciate the pros of living in the city- I can appreciate what I woke up to this morning much more. I wouldn't want to spend my life any other way.
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