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the big city

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i went to savannah with my girlfriend on monday for her birthday and we visited a restaurant called mrs. wilkes.  it’s a very quaint place where you sit in tables of ten and they just feed you mass quantities of southern comfort food.  what i liked most was not the food, but the experience.  we got to sit with other out-of-towners such as ourselves and enjoy a meal together as we passed mashed potatoes and collard greens to each other.

as we were enjoying our meal, we chatted about where we were all from.  we had lunch with an older married couple form michigan, another married couple from alabama, and a family from rural georgia.  when they learned that we were from atlanta, the conversation went straight to how big the city was.  “i could never live in a big city like that” said one couple.  “what’s up with that lane on the left side of the interstate?” was one of the next questions a couple asked.  so we explained as best as we could what the high occupancy vehicle (hov) lane was for and after they were satisfied that we weren’t crazy, we talked about how bad traffic was.

if you’re from atlanta, it’s hard to comprehend that we live in a “big city”.  i think of places like new york, la, chicago, etc.  not atlanta.  i felt a kind of sophistication knowing that i lived in a “big city”.  i wasn’t being condescending or anything, it just felt different knowing that they thought of us as city folk.

do you consider yourself a “big city” person?

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Written by enoch

May 26, 2011 at 9:01 am

Posted in social observation

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  1. ya, most definitely – we’re the capital of the south! but yeah, i feel like atlanta is the smallest of the big cities, and i could never live in a rural town!

    josh

    May 26, 2011 at 9:13 am


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