People from big cities will never understand what it is like to be at your hometown or having the feeling of from where you belong. Everyone was so kind and sweet in your town and everyone knew everyone. You had a jolly good time growing up there and have a lot of fond memories. Growing up in a small town is something the city kids will just never understand. If you’re from a small town, it more than likely shows in your appearance. It could be the way you talk, dress, or even your good manners.  Your habits and way of living are some aspects city people will never understand.

Let’s take a walk down the memory lane and see if you relate to these 17 things –

1. You actually knew your neighbours and liked them! It still baffles you how people in big cities don’t even know their neighbours.Bhabhi-ji-ghar-ar-hain2new

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2You get puzzled by city traffic.

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3. You graduated from high school with the same set of people you met in nursery.

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4. You’re used to making at least a 30-minute drive to a mall or a nice restaurant for dinner.

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5. You had an ongoing credit account at all your neighbourhood stores and everyone knew who you were and whom to charge.

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6. Everything in your neighbourhood would shut by 9 p.m.

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7. You still talk to people you went to school with.

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8. You’ve snuck into the forest, farm, mountain next to your house ample number of times to do all those illegal things you wanted to do.

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9. You fully expect to run into at least three people you know when you’re out to dinner, going to the post office… or going anywhere in public, really.

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10. If you cross the boundary line, as much as you put one step out of the line, everyone knew.

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11. Even if you live in a big city now, you’re a little paranoid about who you can trust with your secrets.

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12. All your relatives lived in your immediate neighbourhood.

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13. You’ve been late to something because you (and half the town) got stuck behind a passing train.

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14. You always found parking because let’s face it, there were barely any cars on the streets.

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15. When people ask you where you’re from, you usually mumble the name followed by the name of the larger town nearby that serves as a landmark.

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16. You’re proud of where you came from, and nothing can change that!

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17. And when you go back to town to visit, everyone knows exactly how you’ve been and what you’ve been up to. Thanks to all your relatives who still live there.

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However, after leaving home, I had immense culture shock. I knew nobody, there were more than 20 restaurants to choose from for dinner and it took over 20 minutes just to get to another big town. After chatting with other people from small towns across India, I realized that there are certain experiences and memories that only small-town folk can relate to & It is such an amazing feeling, i already miss my hometown, Naani ka ghar, that ground, that long hours of no electricity and specially my childhood friends.