Got back to the States yesterday morning. A few random nuggets / observations.
1. Dogs have it GOOD in America. In Mumbai, there are so many strays. They’re generally friendly, and usually reasonably well fed. That said, since I’ve been back I’ve been hanging out with a couple of dogs and man, they have it good here. Love, a place to sleep, lots of food and water, vaccinations, and no wild rickshaws running them off the road.
2. Background noise…i.e., there’s not nearly as much out here. Dear Suburban American Resident: Are you complaining about your neighbor who mows the grass at 7:00 PM, disturbing your dinner? Or what about those obnoxious kids from next door, playing outside while you try to read the paper? Ha. No sympathy from this guy, no way. Lawn mowers, kids and other background noise pales in comparison to the dull roar that is life in urban India. There is ALWAYS noise…car horns, music, people, bus horns, dogs, chickens, rickshaw horns. America is damn quiet.
3. Dunkin Donuts. Dear Dunkin Donuts, please come to India and when you do, bring coffee. With cream. That is all. Thank you, Rob. PS – don’t forget the Munchkins.