Reddit’s Take on their Most ‘Small Town’ Moments
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, small towns are places with 5,000 residents or fewer, while big cities have populations of 50,000 or more. Midsize cities, falling within the Census’s definition, encompass populations ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 people. Some small towns may only have one school and a single stoplight, while others have distinct neighborhoods, big stores, and chain restaurants.
The allure of small-town living is often serenaded in country songs, where lyrics paint pictures of close-knit communities where everyone knows each other, and weekends are spent navigating dirt roads to gather with friends. If you live in a small town, chances are you have your own stories that capture the unique experience.
The most “small town thing” stories.
Recently, a thread on Reddit asked users to share the most “small-town thing” they’ve ever seen, and the stories were fascinating.
One user described the sparse traffic on the main street of their town, noting that two drivers traveling in opposite directions could stop and engage in conversation without causing any disruptions.
Another user told a story about a local bank robbery where a teller asked the police to bring her a yearbook from ten years ago. She claimed that she could identify the robber based on having been in the same grade as him in school.
Adding a touch of humor to the mix, someone shared their unexpected strip club encounter, expressing the surprise of seeing familiar faces. “My friends and I were all pumped to go, for some reason we thought it’d be strangers stripping and not Judy from math class and the blond Aubrey that used to work nights at Wendy’s,” they wrote.
One particularly funny comment in the thread gained a lot of attention. The storyteller recalled their hometown’s unique 911 response, where calling after midnight prompted the operator to place them on hold while they woke up the town sheriff.
Take a look at the complete thread here.