yesterday i wrote about my plan to buy some cheap sort of raincoat… you know like a poncho… the kind you wear when riding a bike… big, light, plastic… etc. so my colleague and i went to commerical street because we thought (and were told) that we would get raincoats there… but we walked and walked and walked…. we asked and asked and asked… they all knew what we were talking about but none of them had any… they sent us back and forth to different destinations where we would find a raincoat like that “for sure/pakkha” but sadly to say… nothing could be found… we went straigth after work to commerical street respec. shivajinagar and after 3 and half hours we gave up… the last store we were in a very old muslim gay who had rain jackets and also used to have raincoats told us frankly: “why are you coming so late? season started 2 months ago! i used to have the kind that you want to have… but now they are all gone” when i replied that the rain season/ monsoon will only start today or tomorrow and that til now there was no need to buy any rain coat he would hear of  it… “no no you are coming all too late”… so i still don´t have a raincoat… most probably i will get drenched and soaked til i get lucky someday and found a cheap raincoat… why did i not bring any bike poncho from germany i thought to myself… the reason is simple: i thought that because monsoon is happening here every year india would be the best place to get something cheap and that i didn´t have to carry it over here. but i guess it´s not that simple…

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