What It's Like To Live In A Small Town As Told By "Gilmore Girls"
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What It's Like To Live In A Small Town As Told By "Gilmore Girls"

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What It's Like To Live In A Small Town As Told By "Gilmore Girls"

Living in a small town definitely has both upsides and downsides. I have learned to embrace the wonderful weirdness of my home town. "Gilmore Girls" does an amazing job of displaying the weirdness of small towns in a comedic and terrifyingly accurate manner. Since I love my hometown and I love Gilmore Girls, I thought I would use it to describe the day to day proceedings within the typical small town.

1. It's so quaint

Many New England towns are known for being quaint and adorable. Both Stars Hollow and my home town have many classic characteristics of quaint, small towns: the brick buildings, the white steepled churches, and the gazebos. Why a gazebo? I don't know.

2. Petty problems are concerns of the whole town

The town often has town meetings that pretty much everyone goes to. However, most of the topics of the town meetings aren't pressing matters. More often, these forums are a place for the entire town to gossip. This is scarily accurate to many small towns.

3. Everyone knows everyone

This can be a good thing or a bad thing.

4. Which means everyone knows everything

Gossip is everything in a small town.

5. Everyone has watched you grow up

They say it takes a village to raise a child. People from small home towns know this to be very true. Not because it's necessary, but you don't really have a choice when everyone lives in such close proximity to one another,

6. There's always that one weirdo.

7. Or there are many weirdos

8. There are many town events

Sometimes these events last for days, and they always make the natives so excited. However, people who don't live in the town/area probably won't understand the event.

9. Then there's that one person who is way too intense about town affairs

In Gilmore Girls, this person is Taylor Doose. Many people from small towns will agree that Taylor is a comedic portrayal of that one person. And sometimes his character is too similar to some people I know.

10. There's no where to hide.

Because the town is so small, there are a limited number of places to hide away from people.

11. It's the perfect place to hide.

On the other side, since the locals are (mostly) the only people to frequent the town, if you do find a place to be alone, it's unlikely that anyone will be able to find you! :)

12. There's the one restaurant that everyone in the town loves

In Gilmore Girls, this isLuke's Diner. There's a reason much of the plot of the show develops here. It's very accurate to small town life - people who live in small towns often have a favorite place to eat, and frequently visit it.

13. It will always be home

There's a reason that Rory liked to spend many weekends in Stars Hollow while in college. Even though the small town life can be monotonous, the people can be extremely caring and considerate. Because of all I've learned from my hometown, I will always call it my home.

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