Before I get into a well overdue rant that I know you all miss, we need to do the giveaway winner for the book The Exceptionals. Random.org has given me the number 6. Which is...
But on to the rant.
I live in an area where a fairly large number of people live "in the country". I don't understand why people would want to live out in the country, the perk of warmer weather isn't enough to mitigate the fact that there are more bugs and wildlife. I'm not a fan of either of these things.
But the biggest complaint I have of people who live in the country is that the bitch about "coming into town". Seriously. You'd think the commute from their home to town is like pioneers hitching their wagons and going across the Oregon Trail. You invite people to something on a Saturday and god FORBID they live in the country because you'll inevitably hear, "Oh.. well then I'd have to come into town..." Um yeah. That's because everything worth your time is in town.
I couldn't live in the country because I don't know what life would be like without impulsive and unnecessary trips to Target. Or late night french fry cravings? How do you deal with that? Pull out a potato from your garden and hope that does it? Every trip into town requires planning, it's not like you can just run back home to get something or drop your groceries off. Plus, on every drive you have to dodge deer.
Have you ever driven for awhile in the country? Every time I do my anxiety is through the fucking roof constantly being on the lookout for rogue and suicidal wildlife that just hate their lives and want to be killed via minivan.
You know what else I notice? Is that some of the poorest people I know are living out in the country. In trailers. Seriously. Then they complain of the price of gas. And I can't even feel sorry for you because you willingly moved yourself out there like an idiot.
Also? Living in the country should not be a reason to not make it into work on snow days. Seriously. Again, you choose to live out there knowing you will get a lot of snow. It's just like if you chose to live next to the ocean- you lose all ability to complain about hurricanes ruining your home. I kind of don't feel bad for you- you know there will be hurricanes and you know that means your house will either blow away or get flooded. You are a special brand of stupid if you still chose to live there.
So if you are one of those people who live in the country, please know that you are annoying when you bitch about your drive, how early you have to get up to get to work on time, how much you pay for gas, or complain that you are missing out on life because you're a buzzkill and have to leave before it gets dark for fear of rogue, suicidal animals as mentioned above.
There is a reason why every summer I am sensitive to country people and their non stop bitching about driving into town. I so wish I could detail the reason, but I can't. I'm sorry. Just know it's amazing and my in person rant on it is pretty awesome.