The shocking arrival!
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it's the second day,100 km far from Bangalore...my dad went to his office about 7am ,my mother and I didn't know what to do so we decided to go around the neighborhood and see what's going on there, the bulding we lived in had a very big yard with lots of guards who didn't let the local people enter,my mom and I went to the main street .the children were going to school and it was so interesting as they all had the same blue and white uniforms but almost 70% of them were without shoes,we also saw a juice stand and bought some iceceam from there but suddenly about 20 children attacked us and wanted to take the mentioned icecream,we just dropped it and ran away!they let us go as it was time to attack the ground now! after unsuccessful icecream experience we decided to go to a resturant for lunch,I was hoping for steak,hamburger,... but I just found some strange names on menu,so I did what all the unwise people do!closed my eyes,put my finger on the menu and ordered a random food!after repeating this action about 10 times we realized the only thing we can eat in that resturant is french fries!they also had a cereal hamburger but you would be able to eat that if you carried a mask.we came back to our yard and my dad sent us a driver to show us the village,his name was Jagadish and he was about 30, such a nice and friendly guy,my mother and Jagadish started some small talk and my mom asked a few questions about the Indian food,we realized in that village people don't eat meat!and it's very hard to find red meat in India!...my mom asked him if he is married and he smiled(with blushing) and answered:not yet,but you can find a nice lady for me.!.so this answer was enough for my mom to ask all the Indian women who worked in our building to marry Jagadish,after my mom proposed about 10 married Indian women we realized they don't wear ring as a sign of marriage!,we spent the rest of our afternoon on kicking the bugs,insects and flies out of our appartment...(write more details later)
South-east of India,about 20 days after my arrival....have you seen the movie"outsourced"?if you are planning to work in India you should see this movie, it exactly shows what happens to most of the foreiners in India,There is a very interesting dialogue in this movie which says(not exact words)"don't resist India,life will be easier for you if you accept India the way it is"...that's what I exactly did to be able to live there...my friend Hans and I usualy strolled in dusty streets in the mornings,the first days when we were new to the local children,they surrouned us and kept saying:"saheb,money" but after about 10 days they realized they shouldn't expect us anything but smile!one of the funniest thing happened to me was when Hans and I decided to go back to Mumbai to buy some clothes,we were in the middle of way when I saw about 50 guys were sejanting in rows and talking to each other beside the main road.I told Hans:oh look at them ,are these guys praying,is this a morning prayer? Hans said:no they are doing what people do in bathroom! when I looked more carefully I realized they are all half naked! whole of this happened while the monkeys were passing the corridors of trains!!!