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23 Things People Who Grew Up On The Mexican Border Have Experienced

It's like a whole 'nother world.

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1. You've found pesos mixed in with dollars in your pocket and wished they were worth the same amounts.

2. You are used to crossing to get cheaper prescriptions.

3. Along with inexpensive doctors visits.

4. Drinks were cheaper as well.

6. You are very familiar with the "street" version of street tacos.

7. Long lines at the border crossing were a regular occurrence.

So you were always prepared with food in the car.

8. You had a passport at a really young age.

9. You avoided crowded malls at all costs during Mexican holidays.

Don't even bother during Semana Santa.


10. It always seemed as it you had to go through a U.S. checkpoint when you're in a hurry.

11. If you went to private school, chances are half of your classmates were wealthy Mexicans.



14. Even though you lived close by you were still guilty of taking touristy pics.

15. The border wall served as a constant visual reminder of where you live.

18. And when you went across you always used pay phones to avoid crazy roaming charges.

19. You had an international keyboard so a lot of your autocorrections were in Spanish.

21. Chances are you probably have a friend or family member who works for Border Patrol...

23. Above all, you've always wondered why the lines were so much shorter going into Mexico.