Decalogue of life in the village

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Not all peoples are equal, we know that. But what is certain is that the majority of those who inhabit this Iberian land of ours share a certain idiosyncrasy, a particular air that has nothing to do with what is breathed in the cities … and that can be summed up in ten commandments that urbanites will learn in their first neorrural days:

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1. YOU WILL NOT STEAL

Or, rather, they won't steal you. Because nothing will happen if you leave the car open while you go to the greengrocer, and, even if it costs you horrors at the beginning, you will soon forget the views you have in the city with not leaving even a Mercadona bag in sight. You know, in case someone thinks it's full of 500 bills

2. YOU WILL NOT WAIT

Monday, nine in the morning, City Hall. You, urban, have risen early to take a place in the queue and that you fix that little paper you need, but oh, surprise! No one! You could have come at 12:00 and you would have finished with the management at the same time: five minutes. Town: 1; city: 0!

3. YOU WILL NOT PIT

You have come to town to breathe in the leisurely rhythm of its people, and now it turns out that you find yourself beating your neighbors at the first exchange rate. Not that way; This is not the M30, little friend. And you better forget the rush, because if the butcher, who is in the car in front, has stopped to talk to the pharmacy - even if that means leaving the engine off and getting off the square -, you don't there is no choice but to gather patience and wait for the conversation to end; Anything else would be considered outright rude. Oh, and better if, while you wait, you do it with a smile.

A veces, las caravanas que vivirás no serán precisamente de coches…

Sometimes, the caravans you will live will not be precisely cars … © Getty Images

4. YES YOU WILL CONFRATERNIZE

And you will do it in the bakery, with the bank teller, with that gentleman who walks every morning through the place where you drink coffee … And, in summer, you will do it sitting in the chair that you have taken to the sidewalk pa ' hold it up. Forget your scumbags of the city and mix!

5. YOU WILL NOT DISCOVER

What have you left your wallet at home? In the fish market they will trust you without thinking twice. What would you like to know how that man does so that those beautiful peppers always grow? They will not be content to tell you their secret: they will take you to their door and present it to you. Of course, by the same rule of three, you can forget about your privacy, and even the data protection to which you are supposed to be entitled…

6. YES YOU WILL FORGET YOUR NAME

You will no longer be Maria or Manuel. From now on, your name will depend on that of your ancestors . You are "the daughter of Lola", "Ramona's child" or "The daughter-in-law of the workshop". And if your family is not from the earth, do not worry; they will find a way to identify you: "The one from the house of the hill", "The one who works with Pedro" and, assume it once and for all, "the stranger" . All that, of course, if you don't get a nickname

Tú también acabarás por sacar las sillas a la puerta…

You will also end up pulling the chairs to the door … © Getty Images

7. YES YOU WILL WARRANT

It is difficult for everyone to agree with the change of direction of one street or the installation of street lamps in another, but what is clear is that you will never hear as much discontent as in a town. Everyone has something to say, and everyone needs to be heard, both at the bar and in the Facebook group ! Yes, because today's people have Facebook groups, and if there is a maxim in them, everything was better before. Before when? For each one it will mean one thing. Before, in these cases, it is not a unit of time, but of nostalgia.

8. YES YOU WILL PARTY

Because you will have no choice: in the villages, the parties are multiplied by two; Not only is the fair, there is the August fair … and the May fair. Not only the ride, but also the pilgrimage. Not only the carnival, but also the party [insert land product here]. And the crosses. And the processions. And the traditions that were generated hundreds of years ago and remain as alive as ever. And, above all, the festivities of the surrounding villages, a necessary excursion to overcome the inbreeding of the area and meet boys and girls of deserving age.

9. YES YOU WILL WELL

And do not be surprised to climb a few kilos, because this phrase is so true of wedge that "tomato tastes like tomato, and bread, bread." Now this, which seems glorious at first, is a curse; You won't be able to even think about buying those wet baguettes from the gas station, and you will spit with horror the mixed salad of the beach bar.

10. YES THANK YOU (IN SPECIES!)

Or you may be the object of that bag of oranges that bring you from the field for treating them so well. It doesn't matter if you're a physiotherapist, teacher or computer technician: if you do your job efficiently, be sure you're going back home with more food than you could eat in a million years. Take advantage!

Los sabores del pueblo te van a cambiar la vida…

The flavors of the town are going to change your life … © Getty Images

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