There are many reasons why people prefer to live in cities rather than in the country.
Pizza delivery comes to mind. Being able to drink the water that comes out of the tap instead of hauling five gallon bottles from the town 50 miles away would certainly be an advantage. Paved streets and quick access to medical care and groceries are appealing.
This time of year, however, the first and foremost advantage of city life would have to be the fact that city folks don't have skunks lurking in the barn at night eating the calf pellets and spraying the dogs.
The skunks are hungry after their long winter's nap, and they seem to be quite prevalent this year. In fact, my father-in-law recently encountered one in an outbuilding and was brave enough to lasso it and - er - relocate it.
I'll not be doing that with our bushy tailed visitor.
But it would be nice to pet the dog without smelling like a skunk for two days afterwards.