Small Town DOs and DON’Ts

This week I’ve put together some small town DOs and DON’Ts. I’ll go more in depth with some of these points in future posts. Take a look!

Small Town DOs and DON’Ts


  • At Halloween, it’s very important to remember the houses that give out big chocolate bars so you can go back every year.
  • Make sure to come up with a funny name for the people who have just moved to the new development in your town (if your town has a new development). You’ll probably become good friends with some of them, but this is just a standard issue DO.
  • Have winter bonfires on the river—they’re the best.
  • Make fun of the towns around your town. These towns probably have a lot of similar qualities to your town, but this is just another one of those standard issue things.
  • When you’re under 18 and trying to pick up beer, go to the next town over. People will know who you are in your town and likely know your parents, too.
  • Definitely hang out at the Esso (or whatever gas station is in your town) when you’re in grade eight. It’s the cool thing to do.
  • Always be fully stocked with firewood—you must be ready for a bonfire at all times.

Oct. 17 - fire wood


  • Never assume you can grab something from the grocery store in under five minutes—you can’t.
  • Try not to leave your car at the bar over night. The next day everyone will ask you, “Oh hey how was your night last night?” And they will have a stupid smile on their face. But remember not to drink and drive either! I’m sure you can figure something else out.
  • Don’t date someone you’re related to—sometimes, depending on the town, it’s a good idea to check with your parents before.
  • Never contribute store-bought pies to the fall supper—it’s disgraceful.
  • Don’t hit the ditch with your car on your way to high school—everyone takes the same road, which means everyone will see you and make fun of you.

These are just a few of the many small town DOs and DON’Ts. I hope you enjoyed them!


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