Some things they are not really Johnny on the spot about. Like loose dogs. Holey roads. Mail service that gets your mail to your house. Water supply that gets water to your house each and every day that is drinkable, or even running, through the house pipes, not in the street.
Some things they are extremely fast on. Like shutting your water off when it isn't paid because the mailman didn't deliver your water bill OR the cut off notice to YOUR house. AND because you guessed on the amount since you didn't get your bill, they will keep it shut off for THREE days over $5. . . Seriously. . . It happened.. . Call on a possum living under the house next door and you get a call in 20 minutes from "Animal Control" telling you not to worry because they won't hurt you and they are NOT coming to get it. Call about a street light out on one of the main streets and they are there in 10 minutes and in 20 it is working again.
Cut the dead irises down and your ghosts and neighbors hate you. Until next year when they bloom again.
And after three years I'm beginning to get mail for the other lady in my town with the same name. It has taken them three years to find me. When I get a call from a stranger telling me that they have found my wallet in the middle of the highway, I find the Other Me's phone number and give it to the guy. Also telling him that she is the song leader at a local church if that number doesn't work. But at least I'm a good neighbor. I have now looked her up and found her addess and phone number to forward inquiries to and put it in the back of the phone book. Maybe next time she will get the baby shower invite in time to go. . .
The town I left had one too. We used the same banks. EVERY TIME. I changed, she changed. She changed, I changed. We have good taste, I guess.
I follow me all over it seems. Even in small towns.