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    23 Things You'll Know If You Grew Up In The Middle Of Goddamn Nowhere

    "We're not a taxi service." – Your parents.

    1. If the place you were from or somewhere nearby was mentioned on the news, it felt like a big deal.

    2. As did meeting someone from nearby.

    3. Boredom was a constant, painful, and very real struggle.

    [i sweetly pet a wild baby deer in my lap] aww this is so boring

    4. So you spent most of your teenage years getting drunk in secluded areas.

    5. Except in the winter, when the cold forced you to take the drinking into a friend's house.

    6. And when you weren't drinking, your plans consisted of simply standing around in different locations.

    7. Any time serious shopping had to be done, it involved travelling to the nearest large town or city.

    8. Because the nearest collection of shops sold nothing beyond everyday essentials.

    9. And they were all closed on a Sunday.

    10. Although there were a weird number of pubs in the area.

    11. Including that one pub absolutely no one went to.

    12. Wi-Fi was a constant struggle.

    13. And mobile signal was almost nonexistent.

    14. One of the biggest annoyances was the inability to get food delivered.

    15. Public transport was a goddamn nightmare.

    16. So most of the time you had to rely on your parents for lifts.

    17. Because getting a taxi cost a fortune.

    18. So when one of your friends passed their driving test it felt like a big deal.

    19. But either way, when it snowed, you were basically fucked.

    20. Everyone knew everyone.

    21. Even the people they didn't know.

    22. And, of course, gossip was basically the local pastime.

    23. Even though you hated growing up there, looking back, you wouldn't want to have grown up anywhere else.