LIVE in one of the worst places in the country and people regularly take the piss? Here are five reasons it’s good to live somewhere shit:
Pints cost £2.90
Big city-dwellers may have good transport links and access to world-class culture, but the trade-off is £9 pints purchased in wanky bars. You can have a decent night out in at a back street pub in Inverness for that, with change for the quiz machine to spare.
Houses are cheap
Wages may be lower outside of the big cities, but the upside is that houses are going for peanuts. For the price of a central London bedsit where your bed is next to the toilet as if you were in prison you could buy a f**k-off mansion in Grimsby.
Expectations are low
Growing up in Hampstead you’ve got to either become a playwright or a tech entrepreneur. But in a shit town, you can train to be a plumber or electrician without being looked down on by pretentious twats. And you’ll probably end up making more money than Tabitha who did a degree in arts management that she’ll never use.
You appreciate the simple things
If you’re from somewhere fancy like Bath you’ve got all the shops and restaurants you could want already. However, people living in a shit town don’t have much choice when it comes to retail therapy and eating out so a branch of Wilkinsons and a new Bella Italia will excite you for years.
Even the smallest trip is like an exotic holiday
When you live somewhere shit, anywhere you visit seems interesting and glamorous. But what’s even better is that after you’ve appreciated their twatty culture and spent a fortune on beer, you can go home and tell everyone what a bunch of pretentious bellends live in other places.