I've lived in Ruston for more years than I will recount---just suffice to say that I came to Tech at 17 and am still here. I am used to people knowing who I am or at a minimum who my people are. I've had a "Big City Lesson" this week. They don't know me over here and need to check me out.
LONG story--not ready to share the entire thing yet---it's coming---but while dealing with some business over here---I met the brick wall of "Credit Reports", "Background Checks", etc. Totally understand--but will have to really get used to being just another face in the crowd!
There ARE some really good advantages in living in a small town!