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15 Things Only Transplants To Small Towns Understand

You've ditched the big city for clean air, easy access to nature and good 'ol small town charm. Who knew that some things were about to get so much harder?

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1. Having to repeatedly explain where you live (and why) to friends and family

Meme Center

2. Having to repeatedly explain why you've moved to your new local friends and coworkers

Meme Center

3. Struggling with nothing being open all night

Parks and Recreation

They closed at 9? But I'm hungry NOW!

4. Everybody knowing your business all the time

People are the same wherever you go; it's just that there's less of them here.
Toy Story

People are the same wherever you go; it's just that there's less of them here.

5. Getting tired of answering the question, "So where are you from?"

Giphy

How long until I can say, "from here!"?

6. Commenting awkwardly on the lack of diversity in your new town

Anchorman

7. Trying to prove to your new friends that you're just as outdoorsy as they are… and failing miserably

But once I'm out of good clothes, nature will be cool, right?
WeKnowMemes

But once I'm out of good clothes, nature will be cool, right?

8. Having a separate set of clothes for when you go back to visit your home city

Towleroad.com

Try working that in the middle of cow country (actually, you'd still be super hot)

9. Explaining that no, you've never ridden a horse, but the PATH train was your trusty companion for years

WHO WILL WIN?
Alex Colville, Horse and Train (1954)

WHO WILL WIN?

10. Learning that, while electric fences mean certain death in urban areas, they are a fun and hilarious pastime out in the country

Guyism

Hahaha again! Again!

11. Taking on a whole new range of activities

Giphy

I'm, like, basically an athlete now

12. Failing to get your city friends to see how awesome those activities are

Chocolateevenom

13. Adapting to the lower cost of living a little too quickly

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Don't become a cheapskate now...

14. Gaining a whole new set of skills

No mechanic around for miles? No problem!
Discount Tire Centers

No mechanic around for miles? No problem!

15. Not regretting your decision

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