I got this idea from another "small town" thread. What are your funny experiences or stories from living in a small town? I lived in one for 12 years pop. 975 with the closest stop light (and most shopping) 45 miles away. I've got a couple, I got used to it after awhile but remember how absurd I thought everything was at first. I had only lived there for a month or so and went with a new friend to a women's softball game. One of the players broke her leg and I was very surprised as the ambulance pulled up and the out jumped the EMT's who began treating her. I blurted out "hey! those are the garbage men!!" I found out that they performed double duty Where else but a small town would the garbage men also be the EMT's? Another funny thing is reading the local weekly newspaper with stories like this: "Marge Friendly had a visitor this weekend. Her nephew Cletus came to visit and helped her with chores." Must have been a slow news week.