It is still puzzling to me how, in a city where I see so many scenes like these, it is exorbitantly expensive to join a gym and I can routinely see crazy expensive cars like this driving down the street.
Considering the erratic traffic patterns in India, this person not only has enough money to buy a Lamborghini, but also enough money that he is not worried about it getting totally trashed. Even brand new cars here seem to have scratches, dents, and dings almost immediately.
Good for him, I suppose!
Personally, I wouldn’t drive here period. The rules of the road are not routinely followed and their enforcement is even more sporadic and supposedly subject to interpretation. Usually when there is an accident, everyone just keeps on driving. That is, of course, unless one party thinks that they can extort money from the other. You can see an example of that in one of the episodes of IRT: Deadliest Roads when one of the drivers gets into an accident.
So, instead of driving in India, Chris and I are required by his job to have a driver. I haven’t talked about it too much on here, because I feel really weird about it. After all, who am I to tell some dude to drive me around all day? Back in the real world, I feel much more like the person who should be the driver than the one who would have one.
In reality, he doesn’t drive me around all day. In fact, having a driver is a major source of white girl problems. Oh really? Primarily, it is a problem that we went from being a two driver, three car household to being a one driver, one car household overnight.
Sharing a car? You’ve got to be kidding me. Tragic, I know. We have a history of less than harmonious car sharing. It does help immensely that this is for a finite period of time and that I am working from home anyway; I am not supposed to be leaving the house a whole lot.
Lucky for me, Chris is headed to Japan tonight, so I get the car all to myself for the rest of the week. Now for thinking up places to go. Maybe I can find a treadmill that I can pay to run on. I predict that this would come to mind for about half of you. The rest can’t imagine why I would choose that out of all of the activities potentially available to me.
I’m cool like that.