Man what a day it has been! I posted my Facebook status under false pretenses early this morning. A man named Michael and another driver picked me up from the airport where I was taken to what I thought was my final destination. Oh how sweet that would’ve been if this hotel was where I was
Whenever I watch movies, especially ones highlighting NYC, I notice most of all that the taxi drivers appear to be from India. Ever wonder why like I always did? It’s because to experience Indian driving is to experience NASCAR, BMX, and bumper cars all combined in one. Seriously, I don’t know how we avoided about ten wrecks. To put it into perspective, there are no cops out on the road. In their place, the only thing to slow drivers down is using speed bumps. What we call tailgating they call casual driving. Their horn is their turn signal. Every time they approach a bigger vehicle than their own they use the horn as well. In fact, whenever they pass be a person on a motorcycle or on foot they honk as well. Then some horns make different noises than others. So if you ever want to see/hear something amusing try allowing a trained Indian, skilled in the art of driving, take you for a spin. The other thing I thought was neat were some inspirational signs along the road:
Drive to care, not to dare.
Lane discipline leads to life.
Death is nature, you do not cause it.
Your destination: your reward for safe driving!
Regardless of the danger, I did make it to IGL trouble free. Smaller rooms but just as pretty surroundings. I have all the essentials I need to stay and have even at lunch now. I am certain to become well acquainted with rice and all the many dishes that come with it. They enjoy coconuts here. It was interesting drinking the water inside them and then eating the flesh of it that was scooped out.
I just found out that I am preaching in the morning to 50 or 60 people during their church service. Should be a lot of fun. I’ll need to learn how to speak through a translator. Everything is going well tho. I am adjusting to the time change. As I am typing this it is 6 o’clock in the morning at home. I haven’t slept all day. I look forward to tonight:)
Thank you for your support through prayer,