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In Florida :)

We're here - we've made it to America ;) The flight went surprisingly well - thanks soooooo much for lifting us up - that's totally why the flight went so smoothly! Aashini slept but not too much - so she's doing great and hasn't really dealt with much jet lag at all - it's amazing :) We thought we were going to get stuck in Miami - we got there just as the edge of Hurricane Fay was coming into town... but it worked out perfectly - just a bunch of turbulence :)
So we had a few interesting first impressions... one is that water fountains are amazing!!! We've been having a blast drinking out of them!
Another first impression was that people in the service industry in America are definitely not as nice or as helpful as South Asians in the service industry. We were on our first flight on our way to Chicago... we asked the flight attendant to get the bassinet. Aashini fell asleep in Adam's lap and then they brought us our food, so I had both trays on my lap. The Flight Attendant brought us the bassinet and set it on the floor in front of us. Later, she came buy bringing drinks and asked us (kinda rudely) why we didn't put up the bassinet she thought we wanted it. I tried to explain that I had 2 trays of food on my lap and Adam only had one hand b/c he had Aashini...and we weren't exactly sure how to put it together..... and she said: "Oh, quit making your excuses, I'll just do it"...
seriously? haha!
My sister is in town for the next few days. Aashini has enjoyed meeting her Masi (pronounced "mossy" - it means mother's sister or aunt) :)
This picture made me laugh...
OK, well, this one makes me laugh too :)
Tonight, to help with jet lag, we went to the batting cage - Aashini had fun with the helmet... sorta :)

Comments

Looks like y'all are having a blast! Glad you missed Fay. Sounds like you met an exceedingly rude stewardess. It's been my experience in Thailand and in East Asia, though, that although service is usually done with a better attitude, it's usually not done with as much skill. I'll be interested for your more detailed comparison later.
Bronie said…
love the pic of aash with her "masi"... she's got a rockin' personality already!
Erin G said…
those flight attendants don't get paid enough to be nice, apparently (that's the party line anyway... *I* nice should be free, but whatevs) - and air travel isn't glamorized here the way it is in other parts of the world - there's a reason asian and middle eastern airlines always get the best service ratings!!

I'm glad you got home safely. And I hope you didn't actually take that gator (croc?) picture. [shudders]
Jonathan said…
Welcome back. It's always the small things (water fountains, etc.) that surprise me. I wanted to drink cold milk - I never drink cold milk!
SouthAsiaRocks said…
yeah, I took that gator pic ;)
Erin G said…
whaaaat? how did you get so close? WHY would you get so close?
SouthAsiaRocks said…
haha! :) Gators won't really mess with you if you don't mess with them... but I did use a telephoto lens :)
Arnold and Joy said…
glad ya'll made it safely!
The Agarwals said…
These pics are great! Looks like you're having a blast with the family! Crazy experience on the airplane. Whew... Welcome home! ha!
Roberts said…
GREAT post..from water fountains to Aash poking her nose. :) Our flight attendants were rude too...I've heard that flight is the one they don't like to work. You're right Erin - Nice should be free!

And I love how you're so nonchalant about gators, you crazy Floridian! ;)
Bryan said…
Nice pics! I hope y'all are getting adjusted quickly. I think my favorite part about the States is free refills at restaurants. Take advantage of it while you can!
Deanna said…
Glad you made it home!
Misty Burns said…
she is too cute. by that first picture i thought you were back in LOUISIANA! hahahaha. great pics

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