I grew up in a mix of city and country. I came to believe that there is that percentage of people who do some sort of penny-ante vandalism for no particular reason.
In the country, SOME shoot road signs, any little critter they see, and even deliberately run over harmless snakes or terrapins.
But it's in no way an "everybody does it" deal.
Not everybody in town scrapes a car's paint with a key or goes around throwing rocks through store windows...
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