You Know You Are In India When

YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN INDIA WHEN: ( from Nancy)

-You hoard toilet paper (see picture below).

-Eat boiled vegetables for breakfast.

-The same song plays repetitively in the restaurant.

-Air fresheners double as bug repellant. 

-Five people and a goat ride on one motorcycle.

-Stop signs are only a suggestion.

-It’s mandatory to use an EasyPass on the highway, but the EasyPass lanes are all closed indefinitely.

-You carry hospital grade wipes in your purse.

-Boiling 10 liters of water a day is routine.

-Tuna actually tastes good (but its only week one).

-You can’t trust the “Not Spicy” sign in restaurants.

-The best yogurt ever is served up from buffalo milk (think melted Haagen Dazs Ice Cream).

-A water buffalo costs the same as my first car.

-ALL buildings are made with concrete.  It is transported upward by workers climbing stick-thin scaffolding.

-It’s January and it’s a perfect 75 degrees.

-Curry means all things are spicy.

-Starting on time is 1 ½ hours late.

-“Monkey Business” refers to real monkeys doing their business.

-Adults laugh joyously over Jerry’s magic tricks.

-White rice is served at breakfast, lunch and supper.

-5 different people simultaneously attempt to read aloud the requested Bible text.

-Catered lunches arrive on ox-drawn carts.

-There is a pile of sandals at the threshold of every door.

-Large, loud PA systems are used in small rooms.

-People are everywhere.

-Honking a horn is the polite way to pass a car.  (January 19, 2020  on the highway between Hyderabad and Vijayawada, India)

C t O Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
jerry@ChristianTrainingOrganization.org
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