Clasicos matches. Out of all the items stocked at JM, this might be the only one that’s invited Border Patrol suspicion. "They were like, why are you bringing back so many matches?” Teague, the Spanish-speaker of the duo, recalls. “I just said, 'They’re for my friends.'” Navigating the border can be trickier on the American side than on the Mexican. "When you carry a bunch of bottles and purple brooms back, you kind of have to explain what you’re doing," says Griffice. "But we try to make small hauls. At one point we asked about bringing back a trailer full of 1,000 empties, and it was a completely different story on both sides.”
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Clasicos matches. Out of all the items stocked at JM, this might be the only one that’s invited Border Patrol suspicion. "They were like, why are you bringing back so many matches?” Teague, the Spanish-speaker of the duo, recalls. “I just said, 'They’re for my friends.'” Navigating the border can be trickier on the American side than on the Mexican. "When you carry a bunch of bottles and purple brooms back, you kind of have to explain what you’re doing," says Griffice. "But we try to make small hauls. At one point we asked about bringing back a trailer full of 1,000 empties, and it was a completely different story on both sides.”