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14 Truths About Growing Up In A Rural Australian Town

Country life is tough... This is basically country life, right?

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1. The internet is shit

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NBN? That stands for 'No Bloody Net', right?

2. There's no fast food...

TBF, the Macca's run is always worth it. Even if it is an hour long round trip.
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TBF, the Macca's run is always worth it. Even if it is an hour long round trip.

3. And nothing delivers...

Hello darkness my old friend...

Hello darkness my old friend...

4. So you gotta learn to compromise

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5 minutes to the IGA or half an hour to woolies.. are the savings worth the petrol??

5. There's so many churches?

Which one Hozier? There are like 5 in a one kilometre radius; need you to be more specific mate.

6. And so many old people?

Shouldn't you live like... closer to an actual hospital? This seems dangerous
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Shouldn't you live like... closer to an actual hospital? This seems dangerous

7. You (or rather, your parents) seem to know pretty much every body

It's impossible to duck into town to grab some milk without stoping for a chat; multiple times. Including with all the employees.
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It's impossible to duck into town to grab some milk without stoping for a chat; multiple times. Including with all the employees.

8. The one primary school option...

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You do at least know everyone your age. Because you're all in the same class.

9. And the transition to high school

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I have options?? Wait, they're all an hour away? Great, which one is closest?

10. Going to a decent shopping centre turns into a day trip...

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Gotta make the hour long drive worth it

11. At least you get your learner driver hours done fast...

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When everything is an hour away, 100 hours is nothing.

12. And you can't wait to be able to drive

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Freedom! I can finally drive myself the half hour to a train station! And then I can go anywhere!

13. I hope you like mountain views

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Scenic? More like seen it. Every day. Of my life. It's a mountain, it doesn't change, why is it so interesting?

14. I bet you couldn't wait to move closer to the city

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But there's always something about rural life you'll miss. Probably not the mountains though.

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