Iowa June 24, 2015
Here Are 15 Ways To Tell If You Grew Up In Small Town Iowa
Can you list the names of everyone in your graduating class? Is your idea of a traffic jam getting stuck behind a tractor? Was your first job detasseling? If you answered yes to any of these, you probably grew up in a small town in Iowa – and here are 15 more ways to tell if you did!
1. Your prom was a red carpet ordeal. Kids showed up in limos and the whole town was there to take pictures.
2. You can name everyone in your graduating class, and why not? You’ve known them all since preschool!
3. You perfected your finger wave at an early age.
4. And getting stuck behind a tractor was a perfectly good excuse for being late to school.
5. High school football was a big deal. Every Friday night, the entire town crowded onto the bleachers to show their support.
6. Your first job was detasseling, or working at Hy-Vee.
7. You were jealous when the boys in your class got out of school early to help their dads harvest.
8. And your idea of fun consisted of driving 50 miles to the nearest city to hang out at the mall.
9. Friday night fun was barn dances. And this is probably the first place you slow-danced.
10. It wasn't unusual to see someone's tractor parked in the school parking lot.
11. And if you were bored, you went to Walmart.
12. You don't understand paying for parking. And you had never gotten a parking ticket until you moved to a city and got twenty in the first month.
13. Public transportation scares and confuses you. When you used to take the bus to school, there was only one route, and the driver knew you by name.
14. You're used to leaving your doors unlocked, because you can do that when you live in a small town.
15. And when you are back home, everyone says 'hi' and knows you by name. If they don't know your name, they at least know your dad or your grandpa, and can tell you some pretty funny stories about him.
What are some more ways to tell if you grew up in a small town? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!