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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.

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

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

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Usually in the park, or if you were ~cool~ enough, in a skatepark.

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

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There was always that one friend whose parents were never home. God bless that friend.

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

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Doing nothing. Just standing. Because there was literally nothing to do. NOTHING.


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

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The only stores nearby were a small supermarket, a Post Office, a hardware store, and a couple of hairdressers with net curtains in their window.

9. And they were all closed on a Sunday.

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God wouldn't want you buying fresh milk on a Sunday.

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

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You genuinely didn't even know if people were allowed to go in there without an invitation.


13. And mobile signal was almost nonexistent.

You had your own little corner in the house you knew you could rely on for signal, but other than that, mobile reception was a game of luck.

15. Public transport was a goddamn nightmare.

The two buses that passed by each day were always late – and when you did finally get on a bus, it detoured to all the surrounding areas, meaning a 30-minute journey became a three-hour voyage.

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

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Although most requests for a ride somewhere were quickly shot down with the line "We're not your taxi service."


20. Everyone knew everyone.

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Some locals even had bizarre nicknames, like someone called Spanish Dave, who probably got his name because he went to Costa del Sol once in the '70s.

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

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Whenever you look up at a light-polluted night sky, you miss the clear skies of the place you once lived.

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