Tag Archives: frustration

Eight hours later, I have chai

I have now been waiting for the electrician for more than 8 hours.  “Something whatever whatever, Madam”.  Nevermind. Why the electrician again? On Monday afternoon when the cook came, I decided to stop the dryer since the kitchen had become … Continue reading

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The birth of VespaVindaloo

All fun and games, it’s not.  We sometimes feel like we were parachuted here with a basic survival kit (a roof over our head) but not much beyond that.  We are not here on vacation, E. has a job to … Continue reading

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A maid or a Roomba?

We need a maid.  I know I sound like a snob when I say that but there are many reasons why we need a maid. Everybody has one.  Or two.  And a cook.  And a nanny.  And a gardener.  And … Continue reading

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We told you it was broken

It takes a lot of patience and “in your head cursing” to survive India. The dryer got fixed on Tuesday.  It took them several days to find time to come to our house, but they finally did.  Twice.  A first … Continue reading

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The hostage situation

It’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I have been taken hostage by the Indian customer service industry. I am waiting for the dryer repair guy.  It’s the fourth time I am waiting for this exact guy.  He was supposed … Continue reading

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The simple act of grocery shopping

No more getting a seat at the dinner table and being served.  We now have to go grocery shopping if we don’t want to starve.  A hundred years ago, it was “you eat what you kill”, it has become “you … Continue reading

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