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Social standing in your town

Postby herofan » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:40 pm

The thread about not socializing got me to wondering; what is your social position in your hometown? Are you a big shot or a regular person? Are you a person that "everybody knows" and likes, or one that people would describe as "a little different?"

Do you feel comfortable attending just about anything in your hometown, or do you feel a little out of place? Are you known more by one group, such as the farming crowd, but somewhat of a stranger among other groups. When you buy the farm, do you think the visitation line will be out the door and down the street, or will a couple of folding chairs handle it.

It's not necessary that you answer each question; those are just some possible routes in describing your social position in your town.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:45 am

I try to fly below the radar,, bad part is people think the opposite of you..because you want to be low key.folks think, that you think, your better than them..which
is far from the truth of me...we were poor as kids,,never have lost that part of my life.and don't want to..
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Postby Jogeephus » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:09 am

That's a good question. I recently attended a funeral and wondered this very thing. After some thought I concluded I might be surprised at the number that would attend my funeral because I am blessed with lots of friends and acquaintances from diverse areas of the community even though I don't socialize a lot because of work. I'm not in any cliche or group nor am I a political type but most people know me or know of me and know me as honest and hard working and someone who puts their pants on one leg at a time just like they do.
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby dun » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:46 am

Never gave it any thought, don;t even care.
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby wacocowboy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:05 am

People at the feed store know me along with a few others. I don't feel there is many people worth wasting my time on in Marlin TX.

I hate crowds. Two or three people is ok five is to many.

They will have a hard time getting the buzzards and worms to attend my funeral. Sure as heck won't be a crowd. Heck I've told them just cremate me and throw me in the pasture maybe it will fertilizer the grass.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:32 am

dun wrote:Never gave it any thought, don;t even care.

Well there's always that to Fall back on....
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:00 am

There won't be much fuss for me, I'm supposed to be buried under my deer feeder in the back yard with in 48 hours of death. I could hermit up and be as happy as a pig in poop. But I'm forced into doing a lot of things that I ordinarily wouldn't do by the boss. We're blessed to live in Dodge and Telfair counties and support the community with our time and services as much as possible. You can never help enough, we all need to do more.
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Postby greybeard » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:45 am

I doubt, other than from church, that a 1/2 dozen people "in town" even know me by name.
By face, I guess some of the sales people would, but to be honest, upon my passing the truth is that the world (in town) would little care nor long remember I was even here.

Neighbors out here in the county tho..I know them all and they know me, but there's not a lot of social distinction between any of us unless it is with the old names that have been in this part of the region for 100 yrs instead of 50 decades.
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby TexasBred » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:26 am

Heck me and the wife are still trying to come up with names of 6 pallbearers. :cry2: :cry2:
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby backhoeboogie » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:32 am

My dog thought I was a very important person
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Postby cowgirl8 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:38 am

TexasBred wrote:Heck me and the wife are still trying to come up with names of 6 pallbearers. :cry2: :cry2:

We went to a funeral last week of a dear long time friend. He didn't have the traditional funeral but just a service. We took my husbands parents who knew this man a long time, they can no longer drive themselves.
As time goes by funerals I think will be a thing of the past, the open casket kind.. None of our parents want a funeral, nothing, zip.. Just cremate and go on with life..
My mother in law has stage 4 metastatic cancer. She leaned over to me and said she was happy our friend had so many to say goodbye...then said, 'I'll be lucky to have 5 people.' I looked over at her and said, 'Oh youuuu.'.. but my heart broke inside.
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:36 am

What was it Ron Burgandy said? "I'm a pretty big deal around here".

Well I'm not and that's okay too.
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby TCRanch » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:16 am

One of the kids that works the drive through at McDonald's is probably no more than 20, covered in tattoos/piercings, and recently told me I was his favorite customer (I have an iced coffee addiction) because I'm always smiling and say "thank you". And last week one of the checkers at Wal Mart said she was glad I came through her line. That's the only social standing that really means anything to me.
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:38 am

TexasBred wrote:Heck me and the wife are still trying to come up with names of 6 pallbearers. :cry2: :cry2:


Be like mine have to hire five
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Re: Social standing in your town

Postby hurleyjd » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:42 am

Caustic Burno wrote:
TexasBred wrote:Heck me and the wife are still trying to come up with names of 6 pallbearers. :cry2: :cry2:


Be like mine have to hire five


Just hire a fork lift with an operator.
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