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:

  • BEN IS IN OHIO! Okay, Ben was in Ohio.. now we are all in Nashville. Family vacation time! Tweet me any tips you have for Nashville :) We are pretty much just winging it!

Now your story,

This is a story that comes to mind about my friend Azad, who is a really good friend of Ben and I. He’s from Kerala and he’s hilarious. He worked for Ben for a few years on and off but even when he’s not, he comes to stay with us in Goa and hang out.

His English is really good and a lot of the lingo he picked up is from talking with some Kiwi divers that work with Ben. He’ll say to me “broooo hows it?” and I”ll say “Az broooo good how are you!?”

One day in Kochi, Ben sent Az to Subway to get some turkey subs for all the dudes at work.

Az called Ben…

“Bro… no turkey bro…”

Ben: Ok.. just get the salami then

“ok bro!”

“Bro…. no salami bro!

Ben asks for another meat.

Ben bro… chicken only. Or aloo”

Ben: They ONLY have chicken? That can’t be right… let me talk to the guy.

Employee takes phone. “McDonalds.. what do you want?”

Ben gets Az back on the phone… Bro you’re at McDonalds, not Subway!!”

Clicky clack, go Az’s flip flops running out of McDonlads…Oh nooo Brooo hahaha Okay I go to Subway!”

Hilarious, but maybe you have to hear it in person not read it but I”m laughing to myself now remembering this. I could tell 100 stories about Azad – he’s like our brother! Oh like the time Ben’s brother taught him the Thriller dance.

Now Azad is in Saudi doing some work. Lots of Keralans go to work in Saudi – difficult work too!

If you’re reading this Az bro, miss you!

This is India!

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