Thursday, April 22, 2010

indian queues: up close and personal

it's hot (did i mention we're in the middle of a heatwave here?) the power is out and i can't get any freaking internet access and i need to buy a train ticket - which you've got to do here days and days and days in advance if you want a chance at getting any kind of seating at all that has air-conditioning. travel agents like to try and charge you double the actual cost of the ticket so i head to the station to stand in line (or queue as they call it in these parts.) and true to the different value placed on personal space here, i've got a chewer on my back. a sweaty, sweaty chewer.