Wednesday, May 10, 2006

signs you're in an Indian restaurant #1...

... there are approximately 20 times the number of waiters as you'd have in any "normal" restaurant. It's not that each waiter is doing an incredible amount of work that it necessitates such manpower, but rather each one does a small task. Once you sit down it takes separate waiters to pour you water, gives you utensils, and offer the lunch buffet. Don't forget that throughout all of this there's always at least one random guy who is just milling around doing nothing.

It's the exact same thing if you've ever gone to a store in India. One guy measures your shoe size, another dude proudly shows you styles that you hate, and then of course there's always a third guy who actually gets your sizes from the backroom (or oddly enough in the ceiling sometimes,where they drop the shoes). This of course doesn't even include the 5 guys involved in actually making a purchase (one dude to put your shoes in a bag, another takes your money, another writes the receipt, another actually hands you the bag,....). You think I'm joking but anyone who has gone through it knows....

7 comments:

witnee said...

All the people 'helping' out at indian stores always make me feel guilty if I don't buy anything. Guilt-ridden purchases are not wise. Its good to have a friend along that can say,"Lets go, who care if they've been helping you for the past 45 minutes, unfolded all the outfits in the store and told you "that color suits you", lets just go."

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