It's so big. Maybe a little too big. You can walk from one side of London to another in the length of time it takes to see your entire town — twice.
Because there was nothing in your town. It was a veritable wasteland. But at least the trip to the shopping mall felt like an adventure!
You couldn't pretend you didn't know them because everyone knew everyone else. And you were bound to run into someone you knew when you went out. Every. Single. Time.
Nobody has ever heard of your town. And if you tell an American where you're from, they have no idea where you're talking about. Isn't all of England just London?
There were so few pubs to choose from that you ended going up to the same place over and over and over again. It wasn't a great pub, but it was your pub.
You know, the roundabout that people got nervous on when they were learning to drive. Of course you had to let everyone know when you finally got the hang of it.
All of your teenage years were spent drinking in the park with your friends. During the day, parks were meant for families and kids. During the night, you and your friends took over.
All of the 18-year-olds took over the pubs as soon as they could. Which made you feel old when you'd go back and visit... so old...
Yours was the best. Of course. All other schools pale in comparison.
They've actually heard of your town! They understand the struggle! And you can't stop talking about the people you both know.
Except for fantasizing about leaving. And now that you're out, you actually kind of miss it. Home is home!