La raza can be ingenious in many respects.
My better half and I have taken trips into Mexico's interior where we just marvel at how citizens can accomplish the improbable with guts and determination. For instance, there have been a few times where I have been in a nervous awe while driving behind pickup trucks in central Mexico that are stacked to the brim and beyond with cardboard and other items. And just as the truck in question navigates a sharp turn I feel certain that it will totter over the edge of the road. Yet, somehow it manages to circumvent the laws of physics and remain upright until the next harrowing turn.
As the saying goes: poverty is a great motivator.
While there may be something to marvel at Mexico's culture, the story in today's Laredo Times about a Laredoan selling gasoline from his home fails to strike the same chord.
In this case all I could conjure up was, "Wow. I am glad they are not my neighbor."
I guess you could always chalk it up to: "only in Laredo."