I was surprised when I first moved here to the Mexican side of the border by the different rules that they have when it comes to shopping. I was even MORE surprised that the rules have bled over onto the Texas side.
When shopping back home in Michigan one can wander among the shopps in a mall or shopping plaza with as many bags of previous purchases as they might like. It's not something anybody ever thinks about. Here however you're not allowed to enter a store with anything other than your purse. If you have a bag from another shop you've got to stop at a desk at the door, give them your things and take a voucher to be able to get them back.
Shopping in a street strip of stores, the mall and even the grocery store you've got to hand it all in. Baby bag? So sorry, baby STROLLER?? In Mexico they'll make you empty it of everything but baby and put a tag on it but in TEXAS?? Check it at the door and say goodbye! Better hope you didn't raise a fat baby.
Anyhoo, I've ended up walking out of stores a couple of times and not getting my stuff back - I'm forgetful like that. Is it like that in other places around the states? I've been to 46 of the U.S. States but can't say I've ever seen it before......maybe in the bigger cities?? Or is it just here?