I love living/working in a small town :)

  1. This morning I had a police officer come to the school I am in today to talk to me about a student (a little one with DM1 at another school). I could not for the life of me figure out why he needed to talk to me so I called the principal at the other school and he asked us to both come over for a meeting.

    Still perplexed...it was 5 minutes into the meeting before I realized the police officer is the driver of the student's bus home in the afternoon and we needed to give (and document) diabetes training

    He is a police officer until 2pm, then drives a bus after school and is also a pastor at his church. I LOVE small towns!!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Small towns are the best. We recently had a minor tornado- an as a result had to have all of our siding and the roof replaced. I forgot to transfer the insurance settlement $$ from savings to checking, and wrote a $10,000 check with vastly insufficient funds in checking to pay the contractor. Ooops. The bank manager called me up and asked if I'd 'forgotten anything' and said he would transfer the finds over for me to avoid an overdraft fee.
  4. by   NutmeggeRN
    Small town life is the life for me!!
  5. by   dakotadenise
    I second that! Very small town here. Our bus drivers are our teachers/coaches/retired staff. Our Mayor is a physical therapist at our nursing home. Many of our staff have second jobs and can be found in our grocery stores, libraries and churches. I teach Sunday School People around here have "scanners". not sure if that's a thing in other parts of the country - but they can listen to the police and fire calls. People will hear of a fire near our place and call my husband to make sure we are ok. Or they will hear a call about a hitchhiker along our highway and call to make sure our kids aren't home alone. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
  6. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from dakotadenise
    I second that! Very small town here. Our bus drivers are our teachers/coaches/retired staff. Our Mayor is a physical therapist at our nursing home. Many of our staff have second jobs and can be found in our grocery stores, libraries and churches. I teach Sunday School People around here have "scanners". not sure if that's a thing in other parts of the country - but they can listen to the police and fire calls. People will hear of a fire near our place and call my husband to make sure we are ok. Or they will hear a call about a hitchhiker along our highway and call to make sure our kids aren't home alone. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
    I often listen to the local scanner! We are so priveleged (at least I feel that way) to be in a position to impact our community by virtue of knowing just about everyone, or them knowing who we are. I know where my unofficial resources are and how to tap them, for those in need.
  7. by   scuba nurse
    I live in a small town, but work in a big city. I love leaving the city to go to my nice and quiet little town!
  8. by   Thanksforthedonuts
    I feel like I'm missing out! I don't even know who my neighbors are...
  9. by   River Song, RN
    Quote from Thanksforthedonuts
    I feel like I'm missing out! I don't even know who my neighbors are...
    I know many people love it but it wasn't for me - different strokes for different folks.

    I grew up on a farm in the Midwest and the nearest town was so small that it didn't even have a traffic signal. I was dreaming of places like L.A. when I was in elementary school even though I had never gone farther than 2 hours from home Most of my family never left or just moved to other small communities in the area but me and one other cousin "escaped" to big cities and could never imagine going back
  10. by   anewsns
    Quote from River Song, RN
    I know many people love it but it wasn't for me - different strokes for different folks.

    I grew up on a farm in the Midwest and the nearest town was so small that it didn't even have a traffic signal. I was dreaming of places like L.A. when I was in elementary school even though I had never gone farther than 2 hours from home Most of my family never left or just moved to other small communities in the area but me and one other cousin "escaped" to big cities and could never imagine going back
    Same! I actually thought this today in church how I was so glad to be part of such a large city / suburban parish and working at a large hospital. Small towns always made me feel stifled and uncomfortable. I lived in them growing up and couldn’t wait to leave. I like feeling somewhat anonymous. Different strokes like you said. I can understand why it’s cozy and comforting for some.

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