When I was living in New Mexico, I would occasionally talk to people from other states and have to explain that I live in the US. I might order a hard drive from a place in New York or a laptop computer from wherever Dell is located and I would hear, “we don’t ship out of the country.” And thus, I would patiently explain that New Mexico is one of the fifty states in the US and has been for about a century. I would tell them that they could ship to me in all confidence, noting that it was easy to miss the “New” part of New Mexico. And sometimes people would laugh at their mistake and other times I would have to get a manager.
The reason that I bring this up is that I have a filtered alert system from the NY Times, sending me emails whenever there is an article about Mexico. You can guess where this is going, I am certain. Yes, that is correct, I am also getting emails involving New Mexico. Now this is not a problem. I enjoy reading about my former state. But they really need to work on their filter if it is going to do things like that.