Can we just say that this is the most perfect description of a small-town girl possible: “Choti ungli pe nachaayegi tujhe, she’s a small town girl!” Not because we are naturally nasty, but because we've had to work hard to get what we want, we tend to be a little more feisty and street-smart than big-city girls. Here are a few signs that you are a small-town girl at heart!
1. You know everyone in your hometown and everyone knows you. 2. The traffic situation in the big city is no big deal for you since you are used to much worse: no traffic signals, completely unruly traffic, no lane system, and navigating around stationary cows and dogs. 3. You've always dreamt of moving to the big city and studying at fancy schools and colleges and having a cool-sounding job. 4. You’re still getting used to the fact that your neighbours in the city don’t care about you at all; back home, every aunty in town made it her job to interfere in your life :P 5. You have a favourite gol gappe waala and chaat waala! 6. You went through a disastrous fashion phase as a kid - and you only realized that when you saw childhood pictures of your big-city friends. 7. You didn't grow up shopping at malls and going to expensive birthday parties. Social life in your hometown still revolves around the same old club where everyone celebrates their birthdays and anniversaries! 8. The club also throws rain dances once in a while.
9. You've won prizes at your mohalla's cultural functions. Those trophies are displayed with pride back home.
10. Your parents were not at all protective when you were growing up, and let you roam around town on your bicycle, and later on your scooty!
11. You are still a valued member of the carrom/ kabaddi/ crafts/ Rotary Club back home. 12. You’ve known your hometown friends since the day you were born. You’ve lived a stone’s throw away from each other and absolutely NO ONE can take their place in your life.
13. You were greatly inspired by Sex and the City and admire the way the four girls built their lives in New York city all by themselves.
14. You’re a bit of a “ladaaki”. Small towns can be quite oppressive and you've learnt how to fight for what you want the hard way!
15. There were no special shops for books, stationery, clothes, accessories and supplies. Raj General Store was your one-stop destination for everything. 16. You and all your friends celebrated the day that the first mall opened in your town. You’re still slightly surprised by the sight of McDonald’s when you pass by it. 17. Locking the main door during the day is still not a practice your parents indulge in. Everyone is welcome and thieves know better than to rob your dad who is friends with Sharmaji whose second cousin is the Police Commissioner's uncle.
18. Does your town have a Sargam Sangeet night every few weeks? Mine sure does!
19. School was tough because your teacher would always threaten to complain to your mum in the evening when they met to chit-chat.
20. Your first date was at a slightly "hip" neighbourhood cafe where you ordered Chowmein and Manchurian.
21. Your friends who never left town think of you as the one girl who finally made it to the big city and made her dreams come true. 22. No matter how comfortable you get in the big city, your heart will always belong to your hometown, where your friends and family are and where you know every single street and its smell! GIFs courtesy: Giphy.com, indipepper.com, collegecandy, viralstories.in MUST-READ: You Know You Are from Chandigarh When... MUST-READ: You Know You Are Marrying a Bengali When...