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Old September 15th, 2016, 01:01 PM
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I found the picture from a crude blog written by an american doctor couple that went for 1 year to India for volunteer service.

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I just googled the few words that show up on that image and led me to that website.
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I just googled the few words that show up on that image and led me to that website.
That's how I found it .. something like 'Gujarat no shoes office'
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This is probably not universal, but definitely a common practice for small businesses in Gujarat. I can recall a daily routine/ritual of several small business owners when they open the shop: take off their shoes/chappal outside, jhadu lagao, light an agarbatti and a small "good morning" pooja before attending the first customer. Of course, at this time, they'd put their shoes/chappal back on.
probably quite common in other areas too. not the impression I got when I read the OP.
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And BTW whats wrong if you ask someone to remove your footwears outside your home or work place for cleanliness of the place ?
nothing wrong. sometimes it might be better to wear the footwear than not though - people who do not change/wash their socks or wash their feet or have the perspiring feet give out yukky stench. I'd rather sweep the house after they have left to clear dirt from the footwear....
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And BTW whats wrong if you ask someone to remove your footwears outside your home or work place for cleanliness of the place ?
as long as the place is clean
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One practice (rather habit) which i find a bit amazing is that of wiping the plates before eating in arestaurant, mess, etc. It comes out of distrust in the cleaning done in a restaurant in India, but many do this even in high end restaurants in India or in Umrika.

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Went to a couple of clothing stores over the last couple of days where we took shoes/chappal off.

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Went to a couple of clothing stores over the last couple of days where we took shoes/chappal off.

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As long as they do not ask you to take your clothes off, you are okay. Here in USA, there is this practise too... to take your shoes off every time you tend to takeoff from the land. Problem is, sometimes it may not be limited to just shoes... they may ask you to take your clothes off too. And that is mighty embarrassing
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As long as they do not ask you to take your clothes off, you are okay. Here in USA, there is this practise too... to take your shoes off every time you tend to takeoff from the land. Problem is, sometimes it may not be limited to just shoes... they may ask you to take your clothes off too. And that is mighty embarrassing
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Ok...I lost you here
He is talking about security check for flights. Sena Lassi pai, if you spend $75 or so, you could get a KTN (known traveler number) which could spare you thus.
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He is talking about security check for flights. Sena Lassi pai, if you spend $75 or so, you could get a KTN (known traveler number) which could spare you thus.
but then he is madrasi sardar.. definitely will get picked for random screening.
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He is talking about security check for flights. Sena Lassi pai, if you spend $75 or so, you could get a KTN (known traveler number) which could spare you thus.
Not worth it. Last time I was traveling and there was a longer line in pre-screened (KTN?) queue than in regular. Plus I do not fly that often. So what phayda


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but then he is madrasi sardar.. definitely will get picked for random screening.
Surprisingly, never got picked for this. There was this one time where there was me and this another terrorist-looking guy in the line about to board the plane... and they pulled an old lady and another old gentleman for pre-screening and luggage-check. Neither of us suspicious-looking buggers were pulled out
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Surprisingly, next got picked for this. There was this one time where there was me and this another terrorist-looking guy in the line about to board the plane... and they pulled an old lady and another old gentleman for pre-screening and luggage-check. Neither of us suspicious-looking buggers were pulled out
Now that's too much adjustment to break the stereotype
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