Misc, indeed - there was a certain honesty about the brutal and sometimes fatal reality of living in Lanarkshire.
Folks never used to lock their doors, because quite honestly there was absolutely nothing of value worth stealing, and if you did get caught in someone’s house - you’d quickly be a greasy red stain on the anaglypta.
When I moved to Parkhead (could sound posh, unless you know Glasgow), had ak-47 drive-by just up the road the first day we moved in, had 17 yr old drug dealers driving fancy cabrio and trying to beat the mince out of the competition with baseball bats, feral 3-5 yr olds ripping 40kg security doors off their hinges like something from Gremlins, etc...
So, the fact I now live in the normal bit of a very posh area a bit south of Brussels, being targeted by pro thieves isn’t that bad....or much of a surprise.
The nice part is the fact we live on the border of Brussels, but the locals absolutely still have a village mentality is fantastic.
Downside of village mentality is the one time I stagger onto the train, ever mum at school is whispering behind my back the next day