A small village located two hours away
the only things it has is an elementary
school; a general store; a few churches; and many
trees, all of its citizens travel five minutes to the city of Barrie
for almost all needs.
To the residents of Barrie, Midhurst is considered a place
where only rich people
live. This is partly true. There are little to none working-class folk, but most people
are middle/upper-middle class. Although, there are a disproportionate
amount of doctors and businessmen. The only working-class people
there are the ones who bought their house 25 years
ago when Midhurst real estate was as cheap
The inhabitants of Midhurst are almost exclusively
white, straight, married
couples and their children. Most wives are stay-at-home or work part-time, even when their children are old enough
to attend school, or have left
home. This is because most women
have husbands who make enough money
on their own. Unless the husband is a teacher or doctor, almost all of them commute to Toronto for work.
Children who are raised in this village have little-to-no
understanding of how the real world works, and have no idea how lucky they
are to have grown up at least middle-class. This leads
to something of a culture
shock when they
reach high school.
*Pretty girl gets out of her parents' BMW with her Coach
book bag and Guess jeans.*
Guy: "Did you hear about that guy who drove
home drunk and smashed his dad's Lincoln Navigator?"
Girl: "No...does he live in Midhurst?"
Barrie Guy: I hate my car. It always breaks down.
Midhurst Guy: So why don't you just get a new car? *is genuinely confused*
Barrie Guy: WTF?