Entries Tagged as 'small town living'
Our submitter just moved to a small town in South Dakota, and says that seeing this “edited” ad at a diner was the biggest culture shock she’s had yet! “As an art teacher,” she writes, “I was irritated that someone would try so hard to dissuade some kids from pursuing what sounds like a pretty cool experience.”
related: Hey, redneck
Tags: God · schools & teachers · small town living · spelling and grammar police
Sarah spotted this lovely handpainted sign just down the street from Walmart in a small town in Washington state.
Meanwhile, in another small town across the country, Megan in Virginia spotted this car in her local Walmart parking lot.
related: That means you young man in the blue Subaru!!
Tags: car · driving · most popular notes of 2013 · small town living
September 16th, 2013 · 18 Comments
Those must be some darn big pockets you’ve got there, Elwood.
(Thanks to Jessi in Illinois for submitting!)
related: A Roadside Intervention
extra credit: “Men accused of stealing $65,000 in chicken wings” [cbsatlanta.com]
Tags: food · Illinois · money · most popular notes of 2013 · public shaming · small town living · stealing
Our submitter says this sign — written in marker on a section of faux wainscoting paneling — appeared last week in front of a neighbor’s house, deep in the foothills of Appalachia. I’m not sure who did the yelling,” our submitter adds, “but I now feel the uncontrollable urge to yell “PU@@Y!” every time I pass by.”
Slightly more mysterious is this sign, which showed up one day on a dead-end country road in Washington state. Says our submitter, Chris: “There aren’t that many neighbors out here, so it would not have been too hard to find the ’1st class jerk.’”
But the most mysterious of them all comes to us from Providence, Rhode Island. Says Melinda: “My neighbors are all friendly and we all know each other’s first names, so I have no idea why they would put such an ominous sign in their yard. But why else would you post this sign unless it was for someone that might see it?”
related: Cell phones kill ‘possums!
Tags: driving · neighbors · pointlessly self-censored profanity · small town living · you know who you are
This interesting counterpoint to yesterday’s “multi-offensive” North Dakota screed was spotted by Amanda in the mountains of good ol’ East Tennessee. It was posted near a rope swing across a river, a popular place for swimming, breaking beer bottles, and, apparently, educating the next generation of foul-mouthed note-writers.
related: Roadside Intervention
Tags: small town living · southern charm · spelling and grammar police · Tennessee · that's trashy
So, apparently in Cuba, Missouri (pop. 3,071) folks take their onions seriously. (Would any Missourians out there care to explain?)
related: Yes, we wash our lemons!
Tags: restaurant · small town living · WTF?
“Apparently chicken legs can cause quite the hullabaloo in a small town,” notes our submitter in Iowa.
related: Sushi buffet rules
Tags: Iowa · most popular notes of 2012 · restaurant · small town living · stealing
Nathan says this sign has been up in his South Texas hometown for several years now. He’s checked back every once in a while, but so far, no updates have materialized.
Perhaps Jimmy should have sprung for this deal?
related: The Window of Shame
Tags: family · money · public shaming · small town living · Texas
Nick spotted this advertisement in his hometown newspaper, The County Journal, adding, “I have no idea what the residents of Cutler did to the Henson family.”
related: My parents, the loan sharks
Tags: God · Illinois · newspaper · runaway run-on sentences · small town living
Ashley and her husband were visiting her in-laws in a small town in Michigan when she spotted this old-school wall of public humiliation in the local pizzeria/video store.
Says Ashley: “What amazes me is that a town with a population under 1600 has this many people who owe significant amounts of money to a video store.” (Also amazing? That this video store is actually still in business.)
related: Roadside intervention
Tags: Michigan · money · public shaming · small town living