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Old 06-01-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Yootó
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Seen those in California and Arizona...be more creative...
Yeah, but do you have signs like the one I saw flashing this morning:

"Don't Drink and Drive"
"100 days and nights of summer, cops everywhere this summer."

I'm not informed as to the statistics on DUI around here, but they sure do create the perception that we need DUI roadblocks everywhere and at all times. I wonder what would happen if they also started checking immigration status. Probably we would lose a good portion of our work force.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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You know your in New Mexico when the welfare office is full of nice vehicles on expensive rims, and 15 year old pregnant girls driving them.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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Yeah, but do you have signs like the one I saw flashing this morning:

"Don't Drink and Drive"
"100 days and nights of summer, cops everywhere this summer."

I'm not informed as to the statistics on DUI around here, but they sure do create the perception that we need DUI roadblocks everywhere and at all times. I wonder what would happen if they also started checking immigration status. Probably we would lose a good portion of our work force.
I think unfortunately that New Mexico is way at the top of the states in DUI's. I read once that it's not only the drivers that are the cause of DUI deaths but often drunk pedestrians. It can be pretty hard to see someone at night step out in front of you.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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You know you're in New Mexico when......
you hear the word Mañana more times then you care for.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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You know you're in New Mexico when decorating for Christmas involves paper bags, sand, and candles.

~clairz
Oh yeah!!! I've heard about that. I'd love to see it!!!

The pictures I've seen are charming.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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Here's a quick look from Christmas in Mesilla, Dec. 07
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You Know You're in New Mexico When...-dsc00335.jpg  
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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haha when the water is cleaner than regular mexico!
Funny you should mention that.... upon learning we're visiting and probably moving to NM we've been asked TWICE in the past week "You can't drink the water there, can you?" Um......
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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You know you're in New Mexico when...

customer service suddenly takes a dive.

Everywhere you look, it's brown.

Every other sign has Richardson's name on it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Yootó
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You know you're in New Mexico when one of the first things someone asks you is...

Where are you from?
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Default Red or Green

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jazzlover related:

> You know when you're in New Mexico ... asks are, "Red or green?"

I LOVE that!

I used to pine for it when I was 'abroad.'

Red or Green? He|| yes!

I bet EnjoyEP wishes someone, anyone would ask him that! Just once this year.
You know me too well mortimer. I miss having chile. I miss it a lot. I miss being able to even say "chile" and have folks around me realize I am talking about "chile", not that stuff known as "chili"!!

I have to admit, I am kind of a "both" guy, but rarely did I do this response, even though I always kind of wanted to:

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You know you're in New Mexico when "Christmas" can mean something else other than December 25.
(I felt like I would be too much of an d&#*-transplant trying to fit in and acting too hard at doing it. I think though when I am again in NM, I shall be more comfortable with using the Christmas response!)

As far as an answer to Clair's question, I think Towanda had a great answer!:

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You know you're in New Mexico when many of your friends and relatives in other states think you have moved to a foreign country....or keep referring to your new residence as "Arizona."
ESPECIALLY the whole "Arizona" thing!!! Gee whiz, I still have my NM plates on my cars up here (shhhhh...don't tell the local traffic enforcement folks! I just haven't had the heart to get them changed yet)...anyway, so my neighbors up here *SEE* the friggin' plates (and of course we've talked to them as it is), and yet, when I was out shoveling mounds of snow this past winter, they'd say (friendly and innocently) "yep, I bet you really miss ARIZONA right about now" without fail!! I have gotten the "Arizona" thing up here this year - seriously - probably 50 times or so by various, well-intentioned folks.

And of course, my grandmother wept out of loving caution for us when she heard we were moving to "New Mexico", thinking we'd be lost living in another nation...
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