Archive for November, 2009


On running into people you know in a small town.

In Post on November 8, 2009 by BillieHarper Tagged: , , ,

I grew up in this town, if someone doesn’t know me, they probably know someone from my family…at least on Mom’s side.  Since I moved back after leaving college and going to Denver for a while, I’m experiencing much, if not most, of what made me want to leave so badly in the first place.  For most of the three years since I returned from Denver, I worked out of town, long (or weird hours), which kept me from having to deal with the “Hey, are you still in college?” and “Oh, you’re working here, now?  I didn’t know you were back!”

Now, working in town again, at a place most residents frequent, at that, has brought all that back into my life.  I deal with it fairly well, with a smile and a few words that don’t make me sound like a complete and utter failure, but I’m still looking forward to getting out of here.  There are only so many times you can explain what’s happened and where you’ve been and that, no, you haven’t graduated from college, you just left to take some time off, before you start going crazy.  Honestly, people, I may not hate this town as much as I did in high school, but it doesn’t mean I want to deal with all your small-town curiosity and your stupid advice and the “Oh, so you’re going back to school!  Good for you!”s.  I’m getting out, if it’s the last thing I do.  And then, I’m only coming back for holidays.  See you then.