Friday, January 19, 2007

Mumbai Noise

This city is crazy:

It is the most noisest city in the world.

Sweepers: It's like there is always someone perpetually sweeping...(yet miraculosly the roads and sidewalks are as dusty as ever.)

The crows: I almost feel Texan in my need to find a gun and shoot the damn crow who crows non stop outside my window. This crow is auditioning for its own symphony. It starts off soft and slow and by 5 a.m its crowing its lungs out. Last night it was so bad, I woke up at around 4 and started yelling and looking around for something to throw at it.

Horns: They are obsessed with honking. They honk for anything, and everything. And every car has a different and even more annoying horn.

Reversing music: They have these chime music that plays as they reverse, to warn people that the car is reversing. For some reason they are catering to the deaf, because the music is always amped super loud.......ugh

Sellers: Every minute of every day, there is some fellow knocking on your door trying to sell you something....and they advertise by yelling about their service on the top of their voices.......like the dude right now outside my window, screaming in Hindi "Knives Knives Knives" to prove his point, he is manhandling the knives, making the most hair curling noises.

Such a noisy place......

8 comments:

Trouble said...

Pshh! Stop ya noise!

S. O'Brien said...

Hey girl - my condolences to you.

Hope all is going well with your family.

I know, it's terrible - you get to catch up with family during a sad occasion - the promise is always "we should do this in happier times..." but how often does that happen? :(

sighhhh

Anonymous said...

Mumbai - CRICKET!!!!!!!!!

Jdid said...

it takes a while to get used to the noise doesnt it?

bitsandgiggles said...

"..feel almost Texan in my need to find a gun..." That's an awesome line.

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Leon said...

Yeah, that's pretty much what I expected Mumbai to be like.

scratchie said...

My condolences to you and your family. Each town and city have their own unique character i guess. Just have to get accustomed to it. It's similar to lights in New York, took me a while on my visits to realize that they never really go off and I need to sleep even if they don't.

Miz JJ said...

I have heard that Indian is sensory overload and you are confirming that for me.