general store; a few churches; and many, 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 as Barrie’s.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.
“She must be from Midhurst.”
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?