Deepak quit. He didn’t call or give notice, he just stopped showing up. After several days of trying to reach him, Paul finally got through yesterday. Apparently he found a better job driving for a large corporation. So we’re back to square one…or would that be square two, since we already have the car?
Any-hire, I hope that we’ll find one soon. There are a few ads (found online through the expat community here) that we’re following up on and Paul has also contacted an agency. Though the situation is quite frustrating, I’m trying to look on the bright side. Maybe we’ll find a better driver. Though Deepak was quite good at remembering a place he had already driven to; he usually had a hard time finding it in the first place. Take, for example, the first time I went to the children’s shelter. After stopping four times to ask for directions, I made him call on my cell phone. He then stopped two more times, even though we were only a block and a half away. The next time I went there he not only remembered where to go, but took a short cut.
Keep your fingers crossed, because at some point in the near future I’ll need a ride to the grocery store. I can get by for a bit with the little shops at the front of our complex, but eventually I’ll run out of toilet paper. Though Paul has been driving himself to work, I don’t want get in the car with him behind the wheel. It’s not that I don’t trust his driving skills…I just don’t trust them in Indian traffic. This video I took awhile back might help explain why.