Here is my unsolicited report on how I see the city and country (and how I think they see each other).
The country: Everyone knows who the 'town crazy' is.
The city: No one knows who the official 'town crazy' is, but it's a daily competition.
The country: People will smile and say "hello" as they pass you on the sidewalk.
The city: If someone on the sidewalk makes eye contact, they may want something. Possibly your wallet.
The country: Cars with smiling drivers will stop almost anywhere to let pedestrians cross 'major' roads.
The city: If you like danger and/or pain, go ahead and cross a major road when you're not at an intersection.
The country: Traffic jams are caused by slow-moving tractors.
The city: Traffic jams are caused by slow-moving tractor-trailers.
The country: "Nightlife? You mean like them raccoons getting into my trash?"
The city: "Nightlife? What night? I don't remember it at all. What time is it?"
The country: Your mom knows a nice girl down the street you can date.
The city: Millions of people to talk to, but people go online to find a date (in the country).
The country: A 'bus' is a luxury that comes only twice a week. People schedule their shopping trips around it.
The city: If transit stops running for 20 minutes, it makes national headlines.
The country: Good luck finding a taxi after 6 p.m.
The city: Good luck not getting run over by a taxi after 1 p.m.
The country: Residents complain after a bylaw is passed.
The city: Residents complain before a law is passed, but it usually gets passed anyway.
The country: Don't go out for groceries without being prepared to talk to at least four people about the local 'news' of the day.
The city: The local news of the day is available in 32 newspapers.
The country: Everyone knows who Ms. Brown has slept with.
The city: Ms. Brown is sleeping with someone right now on the sidewalk.
The country: "We all want a new grocery store (to compete with the other one) as long as you don't build it anywhere near our homes or on precious farmland."
The city: "There's a spot over there that's still grass. Get it."
The country: "Farmers Feed Cities".
The city: "Cities Subsidize Farmers".