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 I was up to other than here:

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Now your story,

Sometimes instead of the Omni van we drive a Bolero. It’s like a big knock-off G Wagon. I love it! It’s not comfortable at all and there’s no leg room but it’s fun to drive, has power steering, A/C, and radio.

The rain is coming soon and the right front window was stuck down so we wanted to get it looked at.

We couldn’t go to our mechanic that we always go to because this is an electrical problem, you have to go to the electric mechanic.

I’ve written before about when I went to the electric guy and I wanted to my windshield wipers fixed when it wasn’t rainy season… he was baffled.

We showed up. We explained it didn’t work.

He then tried the window button to see if it would work… nope, it didn’t work for him either.

He then had Ben hold the button “window up” while he basically beat the crap out of our door. He shook his head disappointingly that it still wasn’t working after his master skills were put in place.

He said “needs new motor… go to door mechanic to get motor taking out… bring it here I’ll fix it… take it back to door mechanic.. he will put it back”.

Why do we know where the door mechanic is? Because the Omni has had it’s fair share of door issues. All of 2014 the passenger front door was tied on with yellow rope. The door mechanic fixed that for us last year.

So, we showed up at the door mechanic and showed him that the window didn’t go up. He sprayed WD40 on our buttons (eww) and then had Ben hold “window open” while he punched and beat on the door.

It worked.

No one wanted money.. we gave him 20 Rs. for chai. Now my buttons are all sticky!

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