Living in a big city is very different from living in a small town like the one that I grew up in.
- One of the things that I find to be very different is the way that you get much more personalized service in a small town than you do in a big city.
This goes for literally everything, from your mechanic who already knows everything about your car to the guy at the grocery store who already knows that you are going to order a pound of hard salami the minute that you walk up to the counter. It’s nice in a way, but of course, everyone knows your business too and that’s annoying sometimes. Anyway, one of the things that I actually liked about living in that small town was the fact that my HVAC company knew my HVAC system very well. I knew all of the guys who would come and do service on my furnace and my air conditioning system, and they all knew me, too. We saw each other at least six times a year when they would come out to the house to do the regular HVAC maintenance service for me, and so we had a good working relationship most of the time. I never had any trouble with any of these guys, and I even ended up going to church with one of them at one point. Now that I’m living in a big city because of my job, it’s very different! Nobody knows me at all and I definitely don’t get any personalized service, that’s for sure. I had to call the HVAC company for a furnace repair last week and they were very impersonal. It’s enough to make me feel homesick.