On the joys of living in a small town

There was a festival in my town today. A whole street full of small market stalls in celebration of local root vegetables (!!). The butcher sold special sausages and other people sold various other things. I had a hot one when I arrived, and planned to buy a packet of raw sausages to take home, once I’d been round the rest of the market stalls. By the time I got back to the butcher’s stall, I was out of money. When I asked whether they’d continue selling them during the next week the saleslady said they’d freeze and sell whatever was left after the market, but wouldn’t be making any more until next year. Then she asked where I lived. I told her and she wrote a number on the back of a business card and handed it to me. The butcher is apparently based a couple of towns away, but the saleslady’s mother lives on my street. She’ll leave a packet here when she packs up, and I should phone her to arrange a collection time…

..Where else would that happen??

6 Replies to “On the joys of living in a small town”

    1. I know! I haven’t lived in one for ages, it’s so nice to be somewhere so friendly :). People say hi when they go past, my landlord stops to talk when we meet in the carpark, the waiters immediately know you’re new and ask when you moved in.. it’s weird, but nice, welcoming.

      Hurrah for people with big hearts. Amen! 🙂

    1. I was astonished by her offering 🙂 I seem to have got used to people doing the bare minimum for other people, or complaining about having to do more than strictly necessary. I picked them up on Tuesday and her mum says she’s started to think about putting a big fridge in her hairdressing salon and selling sausages to her customers regularly. I bet that’s a niche no one else has thought about!

      I’m going to be back on here more often, now that my exams are over and I don’t get a guilty conscience about reading/writing non-school-related things 🙂

      1. :0 Sausages and hairdressing – surely there aren’t many that have that combination.
        Be good to have you back, but I understand the conscience thing – I get attacks of that too.

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