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You know you live in a small town when…

02/16/2011 - 11 comments

…you are at the local drugstore and get into your car to find the vehicle next to you running, keys in the ignition and door unlocked.

It was a late model pickup truck, not really something people are going to steal, but still.  I was sort of pleasantly surprised to see that.  Clearly since I snapped a fuzzy, not-at-all clear picture of it.  It’s hard to see but the keys are hanging in there, and it was running.  I also looked to see if the door was unlocked and it was.

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  • Reply Alex 07/16/2011 at 8:04 am

    People do that all the time, and then they act confused as hell when their stuff gets stolen. I mean, to me its like striking matches and tossing them in a waste bin, then wondering why it caught fire. The stupidity of mankind is really starting to concern me.

  • Reply Dawn 05/03/2011 at 4:10 pm

    Yeah, you see a lot of that around here, and I think people shouldn’t be so trusting. You never know.

  • Reply Sky 02/22/2011 at 10:02 am

    I do it all the time, my husband gets a little testy with me about it too. We’re a smaller town, but not exactly where everyone knows everyone. It would totally serve me right if I walked out to find my car gone.

    I’m hoping that never happens though!

  • Reply Shop with Me Mama 02/20/2011 at 9:23 pm

    LOL. Now everyone who commented above, saying that they do this or that they leave their houses unlocked will get robbed… j/k, but don’t say you do it!! LOL and Kim you crack me up !

  • Reply Some Lucky Dog 02/19/2011 at 11:36 pm

    It’s very common here in our small town (no stoplights, the nearest one is 65 miles…190 miles to a freeway). It’s very cold in the winter and people leave their cars running and unlocked at the post office, drug store, grocery, wherever. I’ve never heard of a car being taken.

  • Reply Lorie Shewbridge 02/19/2011 at 12:52 pm

    We do that in front of our house, or in our driveway and we’ll leave the car unlocked downtown when we run in a store. But that’s just about it.
    I remember my parents doing that when we were kids, but not anymore…. Kind-of sad when you think about it.
    Glad you could make me feel good about life again.

  • Reply Kathleen B. 02/17/2011 at 3:09 pm

    lol Yep. I have done that a time or two in the country town I grew up in. Hell, in the city we live in now, I have left the keys on top of my car by accident a time or two and it has always still be there.

  • Reply pam 02/17/2011 at 7:07 am

    I remember those kinds of things. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it?


  • Reply Kristen 02/16/2011 at 8:16 pm

    Love it. We do that around here all the time-but then again my town only has 2 stoplights…;-)

  • Reply christi 02/16/2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love hte small town thing, too! we live in a place where that happens often and it’s always nice to know that neighbors are always looking out for each other, too!