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30 Signs You Grew Up in the Country

­You thought your upbringing was pretty normal until you moved away from home for the first time and found out they do things a little bit differently in the big city. If you’re more accustomed to tractors and cattle than stilettos and subways, this list is for you.

1. You classify driving around as a pastime.

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Flickr/Loren Kerns

2. You spent many evenings in the parking lot of a closed business establishment with a dozen other teenagers.

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Flickr/radcliffe dacana

3. You think Wranglers are always in fashion.

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Flickr/david_hwang

4. You participated in 4h or FFA or both.

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Flickr/Bob n Renee

5. You, and everyone you knew, drove a truck.

Diamond Back Truck Covers
Diamond Back Truck Covers

6. You started driving when you were 14 and got your license at 15.

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Flickr/State Farm

7. As soon as you got your truck you took it mudding, or to do donuts in an abandoned parking lot.

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Flickr/Zach Dischner

8. You’re used to having a dirty truck because of all the dirt roads you have to drive down.

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Flickr/ian munroe

9. You spent every Friday night at the football stadium in the Fall.

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Flickr/Mauricio Pastor

10. You spent almost every Friday night during other seasons at a basketball or baseball game.

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Flickr/John Wood

11. You spent every Saturday morning hunting (depending on the season, deer, dove, hog, etc.)

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Flickr/John Wood

12. You spent every Sunday morning in church.

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Flickr/Mike Fisher

13. You’re used to everyone gossiping about your love life when you date someone from in town, which is why you usually tried to date people from out of town.

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Flickr/Courtney Carmody

14. Everyone you knew showed up to watch the parades on special occasions like 4th of July.

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Flickr/Ed Bierman

15. There were around 100 people (or fewer) in your graduating class.

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Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski

16. “I’m driving into Dallas to go to Wal-Mart, y’all want to come?” is a standard invitation.

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Flickr/John McStravick

17. Your first job if you’re a guy was something physical like making hay bales, working at a stockyard, or running barbed wire fences.

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Flickr/John McStravick

18. If you’re a girl, you probably worked at the gas station, Dairy Queen, or as a lifeguard.

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Flickr/Steven Milne

19. Getting up early is no big deal, because you had to get up early to feed the animals your whole life.

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Flickr/Mark Tighe

20. You think it’s normal for people to marry their high school sweetheart.

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Flickr/Laura Dye

21. You’re always surprised to find a business open on a Sunday.

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RFlickr/Rafael-Castillo

22. Things that are trendy elsewhere took five extra years to become trendy in your hometown.

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Flickr/Laura Dye

23. If you’re a girl you get dressed and fix your hair and makeup even to go to the grocery store because if you’re seen in public looking a mess the whole town hears about it before you get home.

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24. Everyone has overalls, and actually wears them.

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Flickr/tubedogg

25. If you’re weird, you have learned to pretend to be normal in public.

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Flickr/Todd Dwyer

26. The biggest store in your hometown was a Dollar General.

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Flickr/Random Retail

27. You didn’t know it was illegal to drive with an open beer in your console until you moved away from home.

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Flickr/Benjamin Gonzalez

28. You think grocery shopping at a gas station is totally normal.

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NFlickr/Nicholas Eckhart

29. You have multiple camo print pieces in your wardrobe.

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Flickr/Bobbi Vie

30. You think nothing of decorating with severed animal heads.

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Flickr/Pat (Cletch) Williams

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