Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.

What else I’ve been up to:

This week I’ve been up to nothing outside this site in terms of writing! I’ve had loads of massage appointments come through all week, so as I type this I’m laying on the couch waiting for MY masseuse to get here and fix me. I also played with an abandoned baby monkey who needs a babysitter until September.. Ben is with the monkey now, Nassi, and obviously wants to keep her. I’m also started a NEW business but that’s still a secret for now ;)

Now for your story!

We had just ordered our food at a nice restaurant. The waiter was just the nicest guy ever. It was raining and we were having a cup of hot tea.

The waiter came up to us with a huge smile and a cage… with a rat in it.

“Look madam, nice mouse, we just caught him!”

He was standing behind Ben and Ben was facing me. He silently mouthed, “what the fuck?” while I gave a huge smile back and said, “he’s really nice, are you keeping him?”

The waiter explained he was just going to go let him out somewhere else.

Now, I know some people would get upset about a rat (or the cutest mouse in India; it’s debatable) in the restaurant or even one being brought up to the table while you’re about to eat, but this guy was just so nice and I hate to make people feel embarrassed. For example, even when someone says something incorrect, I am not the type to call them out I just go along with it. I went along with this too.

The waiter walked off with his 8 inch “mouse” and we later enjoyed a delicious dinner.

This is India!


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