We're not in Kansas anymore...
Trick or Treat or Standup
Kids telling jokes door to door to get candy while trick-or-treating. (Prepostertron)
Does literally no one else do this? I know I mentioned it to my friends in college and they thought I was crazy, but really? Nowhere else? (Neon-Salmon)
The Squirrel War
Squirrels can be nice in other places. My hometown is notorious for nasty squirrels. They regularly attack people, everybody has giant holes chewed through their garbage cans/mail boxes, etc. Idk anybody from my hometown who doesn’t think squirrels are the worst animals, but all my friends from other places are very neutral about them. (queenmeme)
I love that you point out others are “neutral” about squirrels, when most of us didn’t know we were supposed to pick a side. Lol. (wittyish)
Hide and Go Seek
Not hometown but one I lived in for a long time. Pop. 1,000ish. I worked at the corner store over night. Every Tuesday night the police officer in town and a group of teenagers would play hide and seek with CB radios. He would come in for coffee all the time and the kids (I say kids, 18,19,20) would come in for ciggs and snacks. The kids would plan all week for it, he wasn’t ever really busy but liked to keep his weekends open.
Their rules were: 1. Has to be a legal driver 2. had to stay in the car while hiding 3.had to stay on the same channel 4. Stay off private property (not including the property they lived on) 5. Had to stay with in city limits 6. If he flashed you with the spot light you were out (9/10 they met back at the store)
One night we were talking about it and I told him how fun it sounded. He said it was, it kept them out of trouble, built a good relationship with the youngsters and let him know where all the hiding spots were in town!
They (police) also liked to shoot fireworks in the town centre at five oclock in the morning to keep the birds from hanging out on the power lines and pooping on people going to work. I almost sh*t myself the first time they did that. (saltsandsea)