8 Lies You Tell Yourself When You Leave Texas
1. I’ll be able to find good Mexican food in other states.
We have to believe in this falsehood in order to stay sane, but in reality life outside Texas is really just one endless boring meal of sub-standard Mexican food, which never meets San Antonio standards.
2. I won’t tell people I’m from Texas.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m a proud Texan. However, there are still times I don’t feel like dealing with people’s stereotypes and misconceptions, and with no accent or lone star tattoos it would be difficult to mark me as a Texan without admitting it. Of course, this doesn’t work in practice, because saying we’re from New York or Florida sounds like the ultimate betrayal of our noble heritage.