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Another small town rant

One of the vagaries of living in a [tag]small town[/tag] is that using google to find local stuff is a pain in the rear. First I start with a general term for whatever I am looking for. Then I narrow it down by adding North Carolina to the search term. And then, I have to guess whether to add my town, the next town over that is bigger, or the county. And half the time, I still end up with something in Delaware!

The last thing I did a local search for was our county government, because I needed a phone number. (Another vagary of small town life is that to call my friends and relations I need one phone book, but to conduct any official business, I need a different one. Go figure.) Even having done that search before, it still took me three tries to get it right! And forget finding a local business online. I’m better off using the yellow pages of that friends-and-relations phone book, and just reading the phone numbers until I find one with the correct trunk code.

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