148. A Big City and a Small Town

Edward Allen always hated living in Los Angeles. was too expensive; traffic was always bad; people not friendly; it was always crowded. Edward never to live in a big city. He always to live somewhere in the country, in a town, where everyone knew everyone. It was a that he was dedicated to achieving.

The day his 26th birthday, he called his friend Lisa, had moved to a small town in Iowa. asked her how it was like over there. told him that he would love it. It's and peaceful; people are friendly. Edward made up mind; he was going to move to this town. He sat down with his mom and , and told them what he was planning on . They supported his decision and helped him pack things. He would leave in a week.

Lisa helped Edward get a job where she worked, she told Edward he could stay with her her roommate until he got back on his . Edward was grateful. When he showed up, he started working. He liked his job, but he it a bit boring at times. He was waiter at a café. He liked the pie the restaurant, so it wasn't all bad.

After had been working for two months, he told that he couldn't handle it anymore. He wanted go back to the city. Lisa laughed and , "You have always hated the city, but now 're running back to it? I don't get you, ." Edward didn't think living in a small town be so boring. "The boredom alone will drive insane, Lisa," Edward said as he started packing things.