City Girl Meets Country Life

Howdy!!!!

Here is my little sarcastic tale, " City girl meets Country Life. " I have learned in the two years that I have lived here in the country that it is completely different from the city. There is not one darn thing to do out here, well at least nothing that wouldn't require a raincoat and full-cover water-proof boots. The local Wally world and local coin car wash are over run by teenagers on weekends because these are their hangouts. Let me tell you there's nothing more annoying than having to shew away rowdy teens, so you can wash your car without them trying to sit on it. There are no clubs none just little bars that have like 80 year old cowboys standing beside jukeboxes in them. They don't even have a decent Cinema for crying out loud, I swear it is like watching an episode of Heehaw.

If you think city drivers are crazy you will change your mind, once you nearly get ran off the road by a big over-sized truck with clucking chickens in it. Or better yet one of those huge wide load trucks with a mobile home on it trying to go down a road the size of a sidewalk, "talk about a tight squeeze." Laws are not even in check here, they turn left on red lights and over half the roads do not have guard rails or sidewalks. So if you get ran off the road by one of those crazy hillbilly road warriors you had better hope you can swim or climb.


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I am not saying that it is absolutely terrible here. The country has its good qualities as well lots of privacy mainly because your nearest neighbor is like ten miles away but still very private and quiet. You could lay butt naked in your back yard and nobody would ever see you, well maybe animals but they don't call cops or own phones or cameras so you should be pretty safe. There are also so many beautiful trees and surroundings even I have to admit the country has such gorgeous scenery.

All and all I am one city girl who is just ready to go back home. I have tried the quiet country life and it just wasn't for me. I even kind of miss the sound of traffic and super bright lights at night all I hear here is crickets and howling animals. The thing I miss the most though is having fun hanging out and going to night clubs every once in a while with some friends, actually going shopping in a real department store instead of just Wally world all the time, getting my hair done by my favorite spiky haired tattoo hairdresser and not having to drive an hour or more to get to the nearest store. If you are into quiet private areas with no trespassing signs every where. Driving a tractor or four wheeler than the country could be something you might be able to adjust to but as soon as I save a little more cash this city girl is going back to her roots I so need a mani-pedi my nails are horrid.

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epigramman 5 years ago

.....I live out in the country too - literally about 150 feet or so away from Lake Erie on the northern shores here in Ontario, Canada - and I know exactly what you are talking about here - lol - it's very very quiet out here too - you can actually until hear the silence - that is until I put my loud music on - and yes I love country music (the older stuff of course) and punk and jazz and reggae and classic and hard rock .....well you're talking to the resident master musicologist here at the HUB - lol lol

I love your writing style - your wit, your honest, your candor and your spontaneity - you're cool with a capital 'K' - and that's 'kool' as in being a total original!!


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prettynutjob30 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

You are very sweet,thank you very much.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've never lived in the country, always been a "burbs" girl. I'm fine watching country folk on TV or reading about them. I do love my country music though! Great hub, thanks for the laughs :))


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Dee42 4 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

:) alrighty, then. I have lived in the 'sticks' all my life and everything you wrote about, is SO TRUE! I laughed, cause it was so honest. I loved it. It's a holy wonder I was able to write at all. As a young

girl I went with my brother and after a hillybilly bonfire and watched the Good-o-Boys passed the moon shine around in quart jar. I remember as a teenager thinking " There's gotta be more than this!" I would really spill my guts but I would Incriminate myself thur association.


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

This is just a little bit or my sarcastic humor coming out.I didn't like the town I was in at the time,so I decided to write about it.Me and my husband actually moved to a place more country now than where we did live,and I actually love it.


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collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

I grew up 10 miles from the nearest house. LOL It was hard for me to adjust to city life. Too much commotion. I lived in Chicago for a year and couldn't wait to get back. It takes all kinds I guess. Neat hub, made me think about the opposite side of the coin.


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Dee42 4 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

It's what you're used to.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This is funny! Gotta send this to some "folks" I know. Too cute! And you are Soooo right on about the traffic patterns. Let's go back to the city. Well, maybe the suburbs?


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

The country is great for the peace and the quietness. But we usually hanker for this way of life after we get older and slow down a wee bit. City life is where the action is. Not to mention the traffic, the crime and the damn pollution! LOL! Cheers!


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

So did you get to move back to the city?

I have lived both lives and love the country ....I do like to go to 'town' I call it to shop and what have you but I love the little town where everyone knows me and my 'bizness.' I do get it though that some are not so enamoured of it as I am :D

Angels are on the way to you this morning


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prettynutjob30 20 months ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Nope, still live in the country, it has actually grown on me a little. Now when I visit my parents all I can focus on is how loud it is, Lol.

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