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13 April 2006

another reason why i hate this country

they are idiots. i just don't get it. i got an ISOS (international SOS) alert today. ISOS is something TheGeneral subscribes to in order to keep the TAs updated as to local coups, violence or disease outbreaks, etc., and they help with getting arrangements to get vaccines, medicine, medical care, and leaving the country in case of emergency.

anyways, today i got a "security special advisory" talking about a city called bangalore, about 400 miles southwest of rajahmundry. check it out. WTF?! when a famous person in america or UK or any other civilized country dies, people mourn, they cry, they get together and talk about the recently deceased. they make pilgrimages to hold candle-light vigils, hang posters, leave flowers. standard kind of stuff.

but when an indian actor dies of a heart attack at the ripe old age of 77, the city erupts in chaos and violence. i don't see the point. the people are driving me insane. i just can't understand why they do some of the things they do, but i'm leaving soon, maybe i can push my "indians-are-bugging-the-living-shit-out-of-me" reset button.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous themom said...

I just finished reading about the "famous" Indian actor dying at the ripe old age of 77. Amazing, let's torch a town, club a few kids, just to say "sorry you are gone". I DON'T GET IT. But since GE feels it is important enough to send out an "alert" - please be careful, and dodge any flying bodies.

10:56 AM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous jared said...

Dude. I think you should incorporate one of those weather programs in your blog. You know, it shows the temp and other weather variables at your current location. This way, the rest of us can point and laugh and say, "Holy hell!! It's 232 degrees in the shade in BFE India!!!"

1:57 AM, April 14, 2006  

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