I used to think I was a big fan of the rural environment. But now, living in one while finishing my family practice rotation, I'm changing my mind. I'm sitting in the one place in town I can access the internet for free and actually use it. This is the only place I can access this site, for example, since my hospital blocks it. The problem is this is an "internet cafe" contiguous with a gas station convenience store. So the air is redolent with hotdog grease, cigarettes, and petrochemicals. At least there is internet access I guess. And that alone means this isn't truly rural. But I'm not going to split hairs there.
Mostly I'm in a bad mood because I just got a speeding ticket. I'm convinced it is only because I have out-of state plates on my car, and I'm having deep, philosophical musings on the fascist nature of traffic cops. I actually asked the cop why he didn't pull over the guy who was passing me, and he said "he was going 2 miles slower than you." Now, I didn't major in physics, but if someone is passing you, they are, by definition, going faster than you are. The other driver was fortunate to have in-state plates though. Grrr. However, life is unfair, and I was speeding. So whatever. I can't wait to return to the metropolis, where 10 miles over is 5 miles too slow.