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You go to grocery store to get your food. We cut out middle man. We pick our own raspberries (both black and red) out back. And out front. And down hill. And over in woods.
We grow our own apples; in fact, trees might give fruit by next year...hopefully.
And when we're in mood for chicken, we sit silently at property line with a hatchet, waiting for a stray bird to accidentally wandering under fence. Or we drive to town for some KFC.
It's true. The nearest grocery store is seven miles away. But it takes me only seven minutes to get there...which is how long it took me to get out of condo parking lot when I lived in city.
We don't need bars. We have bonfires. The action gets pretty hot, especially when we have plenty of wood to burn. And who needs alcohol when you can just stand downwind from fire?
We don't worry too much about breathing in pollution. There's not much of that around here. But we do keep our mouths closed when mosquitoes are swarming.
Lady bugs are very pretty, but not when there are 30,000 of them squeezing their way into your walls. If only they ate mosquitoes
We have mice. You have rats. Mice are cuter.
Too bad they don't eat mosquitoes.
Sure I commute. What do you think we have a staircase for?
Don't get me wrong, city's a great place for theatre, basketball and fancy restaurants that serve you itsy bitsy morsels on huge white plates with sweeping splashes of colored sauces.
But have you ever noticed how very few depictions of paradise include skyscrapers, traffic lights and hot dog vendors? Come pay us a visit and you can enjoy paradise all to yourself...if you don't mind sharing it with chickens, skunk, crickets, mice and mosquitoes.
Excuse me now. I have a mouse trap to empty.
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