A legion of territorial geese.An out-of-business gas station.An inexplicably placed "No Loitering" signA school building that looks like a prison.An overflowing garbage can.A waterway littered with plastic bottles.Shoes hanging from a wire.A retired dumpster.A broken telephone booth.A bleak bus stop.A vandalized bathroom.A statue with no clear meaning.An under-maintained baseball diamond.A tagged-up bench.A freestanding wall where teens smoke cigarettes.A beer can–covered wooded area.A rusted lock that serves no purpose.An overturned shopping cart.A house that burned down six years ago.A sports field with terrible drainage.Orphaned bleacher seats.A tree scarred with lovers' initials.These exact swings.A mangled bike locked to rack.The world's saddest stream.An abandoned factory that once represented your town's Industry.A tree root upending asphalt.Boot prints in cement.A drainage pipe large enough to crawl inside.A single block of condos for divorced dads.Intimidating teens.A chain restaurant that serves as a meetup spot for the youth.An alleyway your parents told you to avoid.A bridge with a mythical backstory.A rusty merry-go-round.A broken or dry fountain.An off-brand mini-mart.A single tire.A pile of abandoned clothes.Via Flickr: yuval_y
How Shitty Is Your Hometown?
You come from a nice town. Sure, you've seen your fair share of angry geese, but you probably have a Whole Foods to balance things out.
Your town is only a little bit shitty. Maybe it's covered in discarded clothes and tires, but it's still looks nice on a sunny day.
Yeah, your town is a classic suburban shithole. The good news is one day you'll move out to the city and the bad news is some small part of you will probably miss it for reasons you'll never be able to articulate.