In a small town it is a little different than that. Okay we have 5000 people, but you do tend to rub shoulders with the same people alot.
First of all people wave at you when you are driving. Of course there are two camps "wavers" and you guessed it "non-wavers". When we moved here 15 years ago I was a definite non-waver! Who thought to notice anyone else on the one road that runs straight through town? Anyways, I digress!
In a small town you see people you know or recognize all the time. It is a part of life. Most days it is kind of comforting.
However the other day, I realize how small SMALL is when an acquaintance stopped me in the grocery store to say that my daughter had called her on her cell phone. Hmm? I asked what she meant. She relayed back that my middle daughter had called and said that her sister was bugging her. This acquaintance paused during the conversation and said "I don't think you got your Mommy!" To which my daughter replied "That's not funny Mom!" Remember her sister was bugging her.
So the conversation went on between my daughter and "Surrogate Phone Mommy". Finally they got themselves straightened out when Phone Mommy told my daughter my name.
So entirely bizarre. I asked Phone Mommy how she knew it was my kids? She said she put two and two together by their names. I know we have been gymnastics moms together, seen each other at the beach and park....still bizarre!
It's a small