4 Weird Things El Pasoans Do With Their Parents
A story about 13% of El Paso adults still living with their parents got a lot of play on social media recently. People commented that they were surprised that the percentage was that low, and others were saying that it's a red flag in a relationship. A friend said that she was surprised when she moved her from a different city that living with your parents pre-COVID and not for economic reasons was so common in El Paso because it wasn't where she is from.
1. Don't sleep with significant others if we're not married - If we're coming to visit our parents and bringing our significant other, we know that we'll be sleeping in separate rooms in our parent's house. Our parents may know that we live, and sleep, together out of town but not under their roof, mister. It's a respect thing.
2. Follow their curfew limits - Same thing goes for curfew. Yes. Curfew. If your mom says you need to be home at a decent hour, chances are you will be. Whether you're visiting or living with your parents, doing the walk of shame through their kitchen the morning after just isn't something we do. We get home at a decent hour or face the chancla.
3. Don't raise your voice at me - We might get a little testy at our parents every now and again but full on disrespect? Nope. You'll either get the look of death from one of your parents or your siblings will jump in and say, "Heyyyy! Don't talk to mom like that!" Either way, you're going to face immediate backlash.
4. Dress properly - Don't be showing up to your mom's house for dinner in the dress you're going to go clubbing in. She knows you have micro-minis in your closet but you know better than to strut around in them at her house.