Delhi airport dining options are pretty bleak – Dominos, McDonalds, and a few other Indian fast food joints. One noodle-bowl place always sounded appealing, and I finally ordered a delicious looking meal pictured above on their LCD-screen menu. It had beautiful flat rice noodles loaded with vegetables, and came with a side of egg rolls and a drink. When my order came I got this instead pictured above. The only thing resembling the picture was the Pepsi cup. I looked at it sadly and said to the cashier, “This isn’t want I ordered,” pointing to the picture of what I had just paid for.
“Madam – picture is picture, but reality is reality,” he said half politely apologizing, half poking fun at me. I nearly died from laughter. I couldn’t believe this guy wearing a purple and green noodle-bowl hat that I knew for just 5 minutes, basically summed up so much of my life in Delhi.