You know you are turning amreekan if
1. You have a coffee cup or its holder in your car, in your bag, on your desk, in your kitchen, on your dining table, on your "Coffee" table, next to your wash basin and in your hand
2. If you reach office early, let's say before 8 or at times 7:30 am and also leave early
3. If you, when it gets hot, walk around with your t-shirt on your shoulders instead of wearing it
4. If you feel that a horn is an unnecessary part of an automobile
5. If you wear a t-shirt (polo style) with trousers and a formal leather belt and formal shoes
Or if you wear a tshirt(polo style) with short(formal looking) with a formal leather belt and sports or casual shoes
6. You wonder how people live in these countries every single time someone talks to you about India or China or Sri Lanka. And would have a never ending list of things which are not good about India and a longer never ending list of how everything can be resolved
7. If you do not associate Asia with India and visa versa! Asians are Chinese! Indians are Pakistani! and Pakistani are Indian! Bangadeshi and Sri Lankans ! well, Indians again!
8. If you fail to understand why the traffic moves at an average of 50 kmph in countries like India
9. If your footpaths are now called CURBS, if your washbasin taps are now called FAUCETS, if the policemen are now called cops! oh no! not cops, but KHAAPS (read it like PAAP in Hindi), if your taxis are now called CABS
10. If a burger or a sandwich can be treated as lunch
11. If you look for a fat free sign on almost everything that you buy from the grocery store. And one thing that you will always find in your fridge is "I can't believe its not butter".
12. If your kitchen does not have a door
13. If you have a panic attack if you cannot find a tissue roll in your bathroom even though there is a perfectly nice and shining mug kept there
14. The only way to take a bath that you know is a shower. You don't know what to do with a bucket and a mug
15. If you don't know that touching elder's feet is a way of expressing respect like nothing else
16. If you don't stare at cleavages and legs in aww
17. If you don't look around before a lip kiss and after
18. If you start living in today, and not the past and not the future
19. If your requests for credit cards are getting rejected because of a bad credit history
20. If you are ok with paying for incoming phone calls and text messages
21. If you have a pair of running shoes, a pair of walking shoes, a pair of hiking shoes, a pair of office shoes, a pair of casual shoes along some specific running shorts, swimming shorts, walking shorts, casual shorts, short shorts, long shorts and so on...
22. If you have a mp3 player "with" an arm band
23. If you like to eat a cheese burger with diet coke
24. AND, if you stop missing a Chai ki Dukaan at the road side on the highways, or shall we call them Freeways!
What is the relevance of the picture? nothing! I just happen to like the color in there!