More Tales of New Mexico Mix-ups

Huffington Faux Pas

Ken Brashear couldn’t resist a look at this teacup-sized puppy on the Huffington Post. However, he was a little surprised to read that the wee dog was a resident of Mexico City, New Mexico.

Credit Where Credit is Due

During a visit to Santa Fe, Sheila Wood’s credit card was declined while she was making her third purchase of Native American jewelry. Since she knew her account was in good standing, she called the company to find out the problem. After Wood had convinced the representative that it was indeed Wood who was making the charges, the representative asked if Wood had an international cell phone at which she could be reached if the rep had further questions. “I answered that I had a regular cell phone, and I didn’t think an international cell phone would be necessary in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is in the United States. She answered, ‘Oh yes, I guess it is,’ but didn’t sound very convinced.”

Phone-y Baloney

Colorado resident Chris Kelly attempted to send a text to his wife during a visit to Roswell. He received an interesting message from his cell-phone carrier, informing him that using data services in a foreign country would result in significantly increased charges to his account. “After 101 years of New Mexico statehood, it made me wonder how long it takes Verizon to update their records!”

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