Margarita and Bloody Mary

I wandered around Scottsdale today and learnt a few things about Americans:

1) They drive on the wrong side of the road.
2) They have weird looking electrical wall sockets into which none of my charging cables fit.
3) Their electrical switches work opposite. Down is off and up is on.
4) They don’t use concrete and stone/bricks to build small structures like houses. I find this particularly odd since this is supposed to be developed nation having something known as a “hurricane season”. Back in India, even the free one-room houses built by the government for the Tsunami victims have solid walls, a concrete roof and will last a hundred years.
5) They make far better Margaritas and Bloody Marys than Indians.

Cheers!

  • Josh

    LOL! Looks like your having fun Deelip! One thing in common, americans also like to drink huh!

  • Josh

    LOL! Looks like your having fun Deelip! One thing in common, americans also like to drink huh!

  • swertel

    1) We are a nation of change, Deelip. Who needs 100 year houses when families move every 7 years on average.

    2) You haven’t told us how many pair of denim jeans you bought with all the overpriced Scottsdale fashion centers nearby. You can’t come to the US with the currently weak American dollar and not stock up on Levi’s.

    3) Wall switches are fun, just turn your head.

    4) Hurrican season is only on the coast. You’re in a desert. Not too many tsunami’s coming through Phoenix metro. At least, not until all the ice caps melt and we have ocean front property. Bye bye Cali.

    5) Try the flavored martini’s, or a mojito. There are plenty of places for specialty brews as well. A great selection of worldly wines. And when all else fails, go clubbing with the Captain.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure about Arizona, but you don’t see brick houses on the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) because of earthquakes – remember, the SF Bay Area is due for another big one…

    I don’t think concrete has ever been used much for single family homes.

    Considering this is the land of Henry Ford, I’d say we drive on the right side of the road – as do the German autobahn speed demons.

    If you come to CA, you might feel more at home – you might even see people playing cricket (I’ve seen cricket being played on local baseball diamonds).

    Enjoy!
    –Tony

  • Anonymous

    Not sure about Arizona, but you don’t see brick houses on the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) because of earthquakes – remember, the SF Bay Area is due for another big one…I don’t think concrete has ever been used much for single family homes.Considering this is the land of Henry Ford, I’d say we drive on the right side of the road – as do the German autobahn speed demons.If you come to CA, you might feel more at home – you might even see people playing cricket (I’ve seen cricket being played on local baseball diamonds).Enjoy!–Tony

  • Deelip Menezes

    “Who needs 100 year houses when families move every 7 years on average.”

    Do your hurrianes know that?

    “Not sure about Arizona, but you don’t see brick houses on the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) because of earthquakes”

    We have earthquakes in India as well and our buildings hold up. The people who end up dying are the poor who live in houses with mud walls. I am no structural engineer but I fail to see the wisdom in living in wooden houses covered with sheet rock these days.

  • Deelip Menezes

    “Who needs 100 year houses when families move every 7 years on average.”Do your hurrianes know that?”Not sure about Arizona, but you don’t see brick houses on the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) because of earthquakes”We have earthquakes in India as well and our buildings hold up. The people who end up dying are the poor who live in houses with mud walls. I am no structural engineer but I fail to see the wisdom in living in wooden houses covered with sheet rock these days.

  • swertel

    1) We are a nation of change, Deelip. Who needs 100 year houses when families move every 7 years on average.

    2) You haven't told us how many pair of denim jeans you bought with all the overpriced Scottsdale fashion centers nearby. You can't come to the US with the currently weak American dollar and not stock up on Levi's.

    3) Wall switches are fun, just turn your head.

    4) Hurrican season is only on the coast. You're in a desert. Not too many tsunami's coming through Phoenix metro. At least, not until all the ice caps melt and we have ocean front property. Bye bye Cali.

    5) Try the flavored martini's, or a mojito. There are plenty of places for specialty brews as well. A great selection of worldly wines. And when all else fails, go clubbing with the Captain.