And plenty of us living in Mexico, even those having Mexican citizenship, don’t hang their laundry outside. There are communities with restrictions upon landscaping and house color even outside of colonial areas. Heck, many of those communities are very modern, lined with green spaces and modern cars. You’ll find nary a camote vendor nor a stray dog roaming those streets.
Well, I think your thread is an important one, but anyone who’s even watched Mexican television would’ve seen dwellings with inclined roofs. Obviously, those structures are very difficult for our traditional roof dogs. <g> (Wait! Our dogs don’t all live on the roof!)
And we have canine control and pooper scooper laws, even if don’t have the manpower to enforce them.
Someone posted, about a year ago, on this forum a remark to the effect that all Mexican women make tortillas daily in their homes. When I set her straight that her notions were farthest from the truth, she admitted that she had only visited peasant homes in Oaxaca.
I'm sure it would take a while for many Mexicans to get used to drinking tap water. "Yuck... I would never drink water out of a pipe, even if it was cleaned".
Many Mexicans have water filtration systems which do enable them to safely drink water from the tap.
Mexico is a broad palette of culture, styles, education, and class. What one might see, and even view as the norm, in Hermosillo or Oaxaca doesn’t spell the direction of the rest of the republic. Many of us do not eat beans and tortillas every day, most of us do not own burros, and we hardly ever spontaneously drop everything to break out in song and dance.
These broadsides directed to the “the average Mexican citizen, regardless of education and exposure to US television” make those of us who live here wonder if The Waltons, Sex in the City, and Northern Exposure represent all of American daily life. All Americans do participate in tractor pulls, monster truck events, and square dance, no?