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21 Things You'll Remember If You Grew Up In A Crap British Town

You: "Mum, I'm bored." Your mum: "Only boring people get bored."

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1. First of all, there was literally nothing to do at the weekends – except "town".

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Which meant you and a couple of friends meeting up in the town centre, hanging around in the exact same shops without buying anything for as long as you could bear it, getting a frappuccino from Starbucks and then going back home again.

2. You spent a lot of time in shops like Virgin Megastore and HMV searching through discount CDs and DVDs you'd never even heard of.

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3. When you wanted to go shopping properly, you had to travel to the nearest city.

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Because you couldn't buy your entire wardrobe at Next and Dorothy Perkins.

6. There was only one nightclub worth going to, and it was still extremely awful.

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We're talking sticky floors, watered-down blue fishbowls that were way too expensive for where you were, and a mixture of 17-year-old kids and strange men in their forties dancing like they'd long since vomited their dignity into a urinal.

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9. And when you got a little bit older, you did exactly the same thing, except with booze.

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The booze was always terrible, because of course it was. Strongbow, Vodkat, Woodpecker cider, maybe even Special Brew...

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14. A lot of your school friends probably lived quite far from you, which meant your parents had to drive you everywhere.

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They would also frequently remind you that they were "not a taxi service". Yeah OK, Dad.

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