1. You’re used to outsiders asking the same question…
How do you not get bored of living there? When most people visit San Miguel, many believe San Miguel is over after a few tequilas and a few walks in downtown. They ask how, being so young, you can stand to live in a place where there is nothing to do, you look at them quietly and with a slight smile, think of a distant hell called “Hoy no circula.”
2. You know all of the night tour of the town … but always end up in the same place.
San Miguel life goes by opening and closing bars and nightclubs. You know the places to have a good time with friends are La Azotea, The Bezzito and MX, although you can also go to Mama Mia (a timeless classic) or to satisfy your drunk-cravings in 21nica.
3. You know things you don’t know how you know them.
You know the best gorditas are under the bridge on Canal Street (which are not so good now that the daughter of the gorditas lady makes them), and that there were three crazy ladies in San Miguel: Toña, Violeta and Juana.
4. You saw at least one movie in the Plaza Real del Conde.
5. You are the son of that weird micro cosmos between a cosmopolitan city and a small town.
San Miguel is mainly composed of three types of people. The people you know from the town, Expats from all over the world and Chilango exiles.
6. You speak English because your town made you like this.
You know more Peters than Pedros and more Amys than Lupitas. There are so many tourists that you’ll be the one in trouble if you don’t speak English.
7. You use a lot of references that no one else understands.
Maybe you have asked your friends to meet you at La Cárcel or at El Rincón Español.
8. You lived the fear of birds in person.
You were accustomed to the garden being a battlefield war between angry birds and you. You were lucky if they didn’t poop on you.