At the checkout counter


A stroll through Parque Matlazinca, Toluca, México. The Matlazinca were the native people who lived in Toluca before the Spanish invasion. Many Matlazinca descendants live here today.

While seven people waited behind me, the girl at the checkout counter asked me, “So, are you from around here?”

🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Yes, I am.
  • No, you’re not.
  • Sure I am, don’t I look Mexican?
  • No, you don’t look Mexican. Not at all.
  • You’re right. I’m from Denver, Colorado.
  • Where’s that?
  • Hmmm, well, it’s in the United States; in the mountains.
  • But, why are you in Toluca when you could be in the United States?
  • Well, it’s interesting being here. Not for you, I’m sure, but it is for me 🙂

By now the people waiting in line behind me were getting antsy, so I smiled, wished her a good day and left 🙂

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