Let me tell you about my Mexican houses.
I’ve been told I have houses from Baja California to Acapulco and from Cancun in the Yucatan Peninsula to Mexico City. I have been told I have houses everywhere in Mexico
If only they were really mine…
My wife has friends all over Mexico and each time we visit they keep telling me:
“Estás en tu casa.”
You are in your house.
I am sure you have heard the expression mi casa es tu casa. (My house is your house.)
Estás en tu casa is similar. Although it literally means you are in your house, it’s a friendly way to say “make yourself at home.”
They’re telling me to make myself at home but they definitely didn’t put me on the deed.
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Es pagado por la casa… (it’s on the house)
Don’t even get me started when Maylo told me, “eres muy cabrón”…
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