During the orientation in the States we watched a movie called Outsourced, and I appreciate it so much more after being in India. Here are a few of my favourite outsourced moments:
The other day Christina and I were walking down the street when a fake holy man came and blessed me on the head with a giant trident. I had no idea what was going on, so I just stood there and stared at him. He closed his eyes and and mumbled something for a good 30 seconds, and then asked for money (I didn't pay him). Then there's the experience I had with the squat toilets in Amritsar (WAY too embarrassing to write about here, but some of you may already know the story). In Amritsar some men were asking if Jess, Christina and I are Austen's wives....so we've decided to go along with it. It's a good way to keep the men away. A few days ago I flooded a corner of my family's kitchen, because I was turing the water valve the wrong way. On Saturday Jess, Christina and I found out that the pants we had been wearing for the past 3 days are kind of considered to be underwear here. During one yoga class Jess and I had bad gas. We couldn't stop farting and laughing- Debbie would love to hear that one OGP.
I've learnt to 'embrace the awkwardness' as Deb told us before we began our homestays. In fact, I'm starting to look forward to the awkward moments... they make things so much more interesting. Dad, can you tell the ladies at work that we have lots of rice, naan/chapati, with a main dish (veggies or meat in sauce). Thanks for all the comments everybody, I love hearing from you all!
PS Sorry this entry is all over the place, I hope it made sense!