I hope to someday move to the country. I don't plan on being a jerk over what neighbors decide to do on their own property (sheesh), but it looks like they might hate me from the start because of all the other jerks who came before :frown:
One of the things I hate about cities is that everyone thinks that EVERYTHING is their business.
Don't bother me and I won't bother you. What you do on your property is none of my business.
I love when my mows the grass and we find a "new" car or farm implement.
Where I live you can tell the rich folks because they have two cars up on blocks.
There's a saying around here I like:
Just because we're not from here, doesn't mean we're stupid............And just because we're from here, doesn't mean we're stupid........
There are a bunch of others I like, and they revolve around:
- Being a good neighbor,
- Not complaining about the local grocer not having 14 different French Mill coffees,
- Keeping outdoor light to a minimum (yea, it's dark out here - cope with it - you afraid of the dark?),
- Not letting your dogs chase livestock (they end up dead),
- This is not Disneyland,
- We are not a bunch of uneducated dolts, and
- Don't make fun of us or our families, extended or otherwise
A classic one I personally heard this winter from a displaced Californian that lost their fancy California job and their fancy California McMansion (honest to goodness - that was their attitude) and "had to" move here to look for work (the first "sign" they're not on the high end of the IQ scale)...........
"Surprisingly, it's pretty sophisticated out here........."
Huh? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Over the years, I seen folk's horrified expression (after foot-in-mouth) when they find out about the accomplishments of others, about whom they had made assumptions based of stereotypes of various sorts.
BTW -- Re: "Keeping outdoor light to a minimum": I have a friend that calls them "insecurity lights."
Even worse than rotting carcases. What happens when Skip and Buffy move out to the country and discover they now live near (within earshot) of a gun club range that's been in existence before they were born and they want to exert their code of right and wrong and shut the place down. What do they think goes on outside the narrow confines of their short lived experience?:twak:
Ida told em man I hope your septic tank never leaks,you think the water tastes bad now
OTOH, switching to a suburban/urban setting, how about near a sports venue w/o ever seeing the traffic on game-day.
Then around here and in NC, we have the half-backs -- folks from up north who had never been in Florida in the summer, yet based on winter vacations move there, only to move half the way back north after a summer, or two.
The list goes on and can cut both ways.
FWIIW -- I'll confess one on myself. I never realized how much I would miss the change of seasons, until the second year I lived in the Caribbean. One person's paradise can be another's disappointment.
One advantage of having seen a great deal of the world, is you can develop a reality check on reality, for yourself. Different-stroke-for-different-folk is very true. As they say, that's why there is more than one flavor of ice cream.
The problems occur when some folk assume that their point-of-view/value system is the only valid one.
I lived in Leesburg for a while. In the span of three years every mountain bike trail I had got plowed up and turned into subdivisions. Then we had the sniper and 9/11. I figured it was time to move West. West Virginia that is. It was soooo much nicer.