Friday, October 19, 2012
Highest compliment: "It's doesn't seem like you're in Laredo"
It's a pretty common compliment nowadays. If you happen upon a very attractive spot secluded somewhere in or around the Gateway City, people usually express their amazement by stating simply "It's like you're not in Laredo" or something to that effect.
Just this morning, that exact sentiment was conveyed this morning on KLNT 1490's morning news show with Richard Noriega. During a clip featured on the show, we hear some golfer who just played the new Max A. Mandel course expressed the "You don't think you're in Laredo" line.
The fact that statements like these are used as compliments draws on the assumption that the prevailing opinion is that Laredo is not that nice of a place at all. Therefore, by saying that something
is not "like Laredo" (bad/negative) means that it's therefore, something good/ positive.
As far as the golf course goes, what doy you expect for $6.6 Million?