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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lessons Learned in India

I returned yesterday from a trip to India. It was an eye-opener, to say the least! I learned several…interesting…lessons.

  • The lines on the road are part of a pavement beautification project and should be ignored. 
  • Water buffalo do not care how large your vehicle is, or how loud. 
  • If you're from America, you probably know Obama. 
  • Motorized vehicles have been modified so that they only operate if the horn is used every three minutes. 
  • Motorcycles and bicycles can carry four or five people. 
  • Toilet paper can be crisp.
  • Ten passengers in a rickshaw is perfectly reasonable. 
  • "No problem" can mean anything from "That's the best idea I've ever heard!" to "If we do that, the universe will implode." 
I also learned that the people of India are some of the most gracious and hospitable anywhere. We could learn a lot from them.

1 comment:

Nerd Studies said...

The last one on your list I have heard from several people before who have gone over there. They have said it's their "national phrase" lol I agree with what you said about how hospitable they are. People here don't even remember how to do that half the time.