Top 10 ways you know you’re a city person in the countryside

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Top 10 ways you know you’re a city person in the countryside

I will hold my hands up and admit, I am a city person at heart. I didn’t spend a great deal of time in the countryside as a child or young adult. It’s not until I spent a long weekend in a treehouse in Wales with no electricity or plumbing that I realised just how much of a city person I am! Not entirely sure yourself? Here are the top 10 ways you know you’re a city person in the countryside.

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1) You use phrases like: “Wow, it’s so green!”

Yep, it may sound cringeworthy. But give us our due, the only ‘green’ us city folks are exposed to are the hanging baskets outside the pub and the slither of grass in the nearby park. That’s if there’s even a park nearby at all! 😂

Seeing all that splendid greenery as god intended literally takes our breath away.

You use phrases like: "Wow, it's so green!" - gif of kid saying "wow"

2) the lack of wifi gives you major anxiety

The lack of wifi is a serious cause for concern. Your insta stories won’t upload, your WhatsApp messages are taking hours to come through and forget trying to load Google maps so you know where you’re going.

Worst of all? You’ve not thought ahead and downloaded a selection of movies and shows for the evening. There is no chance that one bar wifi is streaming sh*t.

What do you mean read a book? This isn’t the dark ages Karen. Although, candle light is the only light source we have so you could have fooled me!

"You get anxious when the wifi is too weak to download you favourite show" - Moira Rose from Schitts Creek angrily swiping on her phone

3) You are suspicious of anyone who tries to talk to you

One of the biggest ways you know you’re a city person in the countryside is your suspicion of anyone and everyone.

City people generally aren’t the friendliest. We don’t know our neighbours and we go out of our way to avoid any unnecessary small talk.

Stranger danger is a real concern and it doesn’t matter if you’re in the countryside – everyone is suspect!

Even little old Doris who has struck up some light chatter about the flowers as you’re waiting for a bus. You could be one conversation away from being the subject of a true crime podcast.

4) You’re shocked when nowhere is open on Sunday

In the city you can eat, drink and shop seven days a week – and always past 5pm.

Wandering around a small Welsh town with a population of 2,000 on a Sunday? Don’t expect to see another soul in sight. It’s Dawn of the Dead up in here. No shops, no takeaways and no restaurants are open for business.

Sunday truly is the day of rest as far as countryside people are concerned. But now what do we do?

"You're shocked when nowhere is open on Sunday" - gif of Jennifer Lawrence saying: "What?" in shock

5) You’re confused why nowhere will accept your debit card

City people just didn’t get the memo – physical money is still a thing in the countryside!

It doesn’t matter if you’re getting food in a cafe or spending £30 on something in a gift shop, cash is still king in the countryside.

The irony is you’ll probably end up spending the next hour looking for a cash machine that is in fact in the next town over…

"You're confused why nowhere will accept your debit card" - gif of Jasmine and her tiger looking at each other confused

6) You’re overly protective of your belongings

In the city you never let your bags out of your sight for a second as there is a high chance something will be swiped out of it! If you’re not paying attention, the whole thing could be gone before you turn round.

In the countryside, people don’t lock their doors, they know their neighbours, they have nothing to fear (and neither do you!). You still won’t let your bag out of your sight though…

"You're overly protective of your belongings" - gif of Robert Downey Jr holding his bag closer

7) The lack of public transport makes you irritable

Forget getting a bus after 5pm and expect trains to be few and far between. Public transport just isn’t a reliable way to get around the countryside because everyone drives.

As a city person you forget these minor details. We enjoy multiple train stations, regular services and in some cases free city centre buses – it’s just not worth having a car in the city.

But in the countryside, having a car is a necessity and they have the kind of free parking that city people could only dream of!

"The lack of public transport makes you irritable" - gif of Stitch frustrated ripping down his eyes

8) You never seem to have the right footwear…or clothes in general

What do you mean converse are no good on grassy wet mountains? When you slip on your arse and have a wet backside and socks, you’ll soon know why!

In the city there’s no need for weather appropriate footwear or clothing as you’re never far from where you need to be. You just avoid the puddles – it’s only rain right?

In the countryside you need to be prepared for the inevitable and go waterproof – will we ever listen?

"You never seem to have the right footwear...or clothes in general" - will Smith cleaning white trainers with a toothbrush

9) You never seem to get used to the sounds of nature

Different birds, animals and even the rustling of trees are enough to stir the ears of a city person. We’re used to the sounds of sirens and traffic so the sweet sounds of nature take some getting used to!

Don’t even get me started on the eery night-time silence – how do people in the countryside fall asleep?

"You never seem to get used to the sounds of nature" - gif of the Little Mermaid and Prince Eric hearing noises on the pond

10) You stop to admire the view where ever you are

You unexpectedly stop at every new incline because you’ve spotted a new version of the view from five minutes ago. Every angle of that countryside view is just a-ma-zing!

Looking at tall grey buildings in the city all day long just doesn’t have the same effect. That’s why city people love the countryside – even if they’re not prepared or equipped for it!

"You stop to admire the view where ever you are" - gif of girl up close saying "amazing"

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