Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whiskey, Nutella, and the absence of forks

People think traveling is glamorous. Let me put it in perspective. It's the equivalent of going days without coffee and 4 consecutive hours of sleep is called a good night's rest. I'm not sure if that pounding inside my head is caffeine withdrawal, dehydration, or the jackknife drilling through cement across the street. But I'm not complaining. I love this life! And I wouldn't trade my job for anything in the world. Unless I got a job offer in Washington. Or a blank check to go back to school. Or got paid to write and drink coffee all day. Okay, so maybe the ol' job is hanging in the balance. But I digress.

When traveling to India, it is important to know the following:

  • Your airplane will get sprayed with (hopefully) non-toxic citrus spray. Several cans will be used. Do not be alarmed. I know I wasn't.
  • There is no limit to the amount of whiskey you can consume on an Air France flight
  • "Traffic in Los Angeles is very obedient. Traffic in India, not so much." (as said by the Indian lady in the seat next to me). 
  • Nutella makes any breakfast food palatable
  • There are lots of dogs, and they all look the same
  • When the immigration officer questions you, just keep looking forward and act like you don't understand the question. Eventually he will get tired, stamp your passport, and wave you through
  • They don't use forks


michael said...

Interesting observations. How about a few pictures (of a stewardess spraying down the plane, the dogs, people eating Nutella with their hands, etc)?

Jerry said...

So how much whiskey DID you consume on your Air France flight? :)