Published: July 6th 2012July 6th 2012
I was expecting the house to be some type of compound but the city is much to crowded for houses like that. They live in a 3 bedroom apartment that is very clean and nice. They have a maid that is only 8 years old. She is from a very very poor family so they took her in. The maids arent like servants, they are more like family members because they live in the same house, although the maid never eats with us. At first I found it almost cruel that they have this child taking orders but I realized that they are actually doing good by giving her a home, food, and paying her.
After eating breakfast (eggs and toast) and relaxing for awhile, they took me to a grocery store. The driving is absolutely insane. No stop lights, signs, or even lanes. Everyone honks literally every 2 seconds. It's interesting though because it isnt a honk of aggression like at home, it's more of " hey im gonna swerve and squeeze my way through here so dont hit me or else its your fault". It's hard to explain but its crazy with tons of motorcycles and scooters.
The grocery store is very similar except for the fact that all the meat products are kept in seperate store. 80% of indians are vegetarians so they keep it seperate. No beef, everything is chicken; chicken sausage,salami, everything.
After coming back I met more of the family over some vodka drinks. Surprisingly good vodka. Watched a movie and went to bed. They have a bunch of american channels so its nice. I'm sleeping in Sunnys room which has a queen bed and seperate tv.
All talk about my first day of work later. If anybody has questions please ask because I feel like im just rambling.