Water is water, correct? Think again. Water protocol can vary from country to country. Find out India’s methodology:
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@Gillian @OneGiantStep – I haven’t chocked yet, because my reflex is to bring my head up straight away! That’s how my shirt always gets fracken wet. Too bad happened to you. Whenever you return to India, I’m sure you’ll be at it again. You’re that kind of traveler – perseverance. :)
@Candice – Hon, you have to stop mixing up water and vodka. Tsk, tsk…
@Seattle Dredge – I had to do like 30 takes for this video. Seattle baby, the magic of editing!
@ayngelina – Nah, you won’t choke. Just have a wet-stained chest all the time. That might draw a little attention to your assets is all. :-D
@Zablon – Now now, just because it’s weird doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. :)
that is weird
Oh wow, I would have problems there. But I guess you get used to it after a while, and India is really worth choking :)
@Nupur – What an informative comment! Thanks for enlightening us further on edict. The cultural idiocy title doesn’t refer to Indians though, lady. But, to foreigners! So we don’t show up in your country and offer you a water bottle that touched my lips. :)
As an Indian I’ll always put my personal bottle on my lips to drink water. But when the bottle is meant to share water then no one will bring the bottle to lips. Reason: when bottle touches lips it will pass the saliva to the bottle, this saliva may contain germs, infection. So for the hygiene reason Indians avoid touching bottles with lips. With your personal bottle you can do anything. Water bottle that touched the lips will be classified as ‘Jhoothi’ by Indians, even if you have touched the bottle with soiled hands. It’s an offence to an Indian to offer him/her jhootha pani. Idiocy is not about how they drink water, but it’s the reason that makes them do so.
Hope it helps. Never offer jhootha pani(water) or jhootha kahana(food), to any Indian. they may feel offend or they will not accept it.
Hahaha amazing video. So true, my friend does this all the time and I always teased him about it. What skill! Haha and you seem to have learned the skills too :]
Oh dear god! I’ll never survive in India! I can barely keep water from dribbling on me when I actually do the lip-to-bottle contact thing. Geez.
I found it hard to get used to this method…sometimes I felt like I couldn’t close my throat and would choke on it!! Amusing, to say the least!!
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In June 2010, I sold all my earthly possessions and bought a one way ticket to India.
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