FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH ..

Yesterday I posted a little photo-shoot of my bathroom here at the Raahat Inn in Kodaikanal in response to my web mistress Gullible suggesting that I wash my clothes in the shower.  I pointed out that it is not feasible here-in-India.

Over on Blogspot .. in my Post dated February 23, 2013 .. titled .. MOTHERS GUEST HOUSE .. photos 10 and 11 ALSO clearly show that there is NO enclosed shower area in that bathroom.  Yes there is a shower!  But it showers the floor along with you and the tile floor gets very slippery!

Gullible also suggested that I hang some of my clothes up-side-down so that .. as one for-instance .. I will not get ‘clothes pin’ marks on the necks and shoulders of my T-Shirts.

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LAUNDRY 001GOOD POINT!  You can clearly see above that a clothes-dryer does a wonderful and a superior job of maintaining ‘shape’ to things like T-Shirts.

Here is the thing about hanging my T-Shirts right-side-up as you see above. I DO HAVE A REASON FOR DRYING THEM THIS WAY.

OFTEN .. especially when I do NOT have sun and breezes to really dry my heavy cotton T-Shirts .. I MUST wear them ‘slightly damp’!  When I hang them right-side-up they dry from the top-down.  Thus .. IF they are still ‘damp’ or even a ‘little-wet’ .. this area is at their bottoms.  So I simply put them on .. leave them out over the top of my trousers and go-about-my-business.  I would prefer to have the bottoms ‘damp’ or ‘wet’ than the neck and shoulders and arm-pit areas.

SO HERE IN KODIAKANAL .. with my superior drying setup .. I will adopt Gullible’s suggestions and see IF the necks get a bit better shape too.

THANKS SO MUCH GULLIBLE FOR YOUR SUGGESTION!

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LADIES! HIS NAME IS .. JUGENDRA .. AND HE IS AGE 28!

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And this morning Patti spoke with Jugendra by cell phone from Alaska!

Patti just told me over-the-phone that Gullible told Patti to ‘send Jugendra to Moose Pass in Alaska’!

I MEAN ARE WE HAVING FUN HERE!

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OH YES!  INDIA CAN BE FRUSTRATING!

Kodaikanal has a one-employee (who also appears to be a postal clerk) local Indian Railways Office in the Main Post Office.  It was efficient enough that they gave me a cash refund of my ticket from Chennai to New Delhi scheduled May 1st.  Very impressive with a computer and everything seemingly necessary to DO THE JOB.

So I yesterday I went back to purchase a ticket from Chennai to Agra Cantt on May 6th.  And a ticket from Agra Cantt to New Delhi on May 11th.

I was told that there were NO berths available on the Chennai to New Delhi train on May 6th and 29 people were wait-listed for that train.

FURTHER (and this is important) I was told that this Kodaikanal office can NOT access the Tourist Quota.

I was successfully TICKETED for the Agra Cantt train to New Delhi May 11th.

I got ‘on-line’ to set-up the Chennai to New Delhi train on the internet.  I joined the Indian Railway web site with user name and password etc blah-blah-blah.

So far so very good.  The train has berths available.  I did-the-deal and got to the point where I was told .. press the button to pay ..

LONG-STORY-SHORT!  

I tried to pay with one Visa card .. one Master Card .. two different American Express cards .. one Citi Bank debit (cash) card .. another different Visa card .. a repeat of the first cards ..

Each involving totally different application processes .. when one card was not accepted the system dumped me out.

Not-to-worry.  I won’t so you don’t either.

THIS IS INDIA!  IT CAN BE FRUSTRATING!

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For What It’s Worth .. over and out .. Cap


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