Not where I am from, at least.
The truth is, I am not fond of the “Only in Mexico” thing. There are a lot of things I see people posting that they say are “Only in Mexico” that honestly aren’t; they just aren’t what we are accustomed to in our home countries. For instance, “The neighbor’s rooster woke me up: only in Mexico.” Except, no, not only in Mexico; I have a friend in Honduras who can share in your pain. One in India, too.
Probably one back home in Arnold, Missouri, to be honest.
This past Thursday I was taking a cab home from school. As we turned onto the last street before my own, we found ourselves behind a man pulling a mattress behind him on a cart. And on that mattress, his very lazy friend. Sleeping. With a bottle of something fun in his hand.
“Mexico,” my driver said to me, looking in his rear-view mirror to meet my eyes.
“Is that true?” I asked him.
“Where else do you see that?”
“I don’t know,” I replied. ‘I have only lived here and in the United States.”
“But you don’t see this there, do you?”
And no, I don’t. I have seen someone get pulled over for driving a lawnmower on the highway while drunk–more than once. But I have never seen someone carting around their drunk friend on a mattress.
Only in Mexico?