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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.

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

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3. Along with inexpensive doctors visits.

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4. Drinks were cheaper as well.

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

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

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So you were always prepared with food in the car.

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

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

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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.

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

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"Fresas."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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