Did he mean illegal drugs?
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Originally posted by: capt_mahajan]Agree, probably ayurvedic.

Weird, mach? You mean weirder than the sink thread?[/QUOTE]

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Okay, this is a stupid thread but I am an extremely stupid person which should be obvious if you've ever read any of my other questions. I thought I had a good question because I miss opportunities unless they're stated directly to me and I misunderstand those that are. (No, don't misunderstad me here, I don't want to do drugs.) In India, we have met so many people with they're own agendas that it is a bit hard to understand what people are getting at. Next time I have a hunch, I will hesitate to ask you because I really do hate being called out on my stupidity.


Proxyindian, please read my post again as one telling defending your post; trust me, that was the intention.

The fact that I replied to your question should confirm that I took it seriously.
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To help you understand things, lot's of people arrive in India and become instant converts to what they believe to be natural medicines. Homeopathic, Colidic Silver, Aruvedic, Tibetin the list goes on.
It's all part of the spititual trip that people fall into whilst in the mystical east. Nothing wrong with these medicines of course, under the guidence of a qualified doctor.
However some quacks and worse have figured out there's a market for all kinds of potions and fakes.
Your tout was probably feeling you out to see if he could sell you coal as Shilijit or something.
A nice little earner for him and probably a trick he's gotten away with before.
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Another one is 'ayurvedic massages'. Anybody with a bottle of oil and two hands is an expert.
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Originally posted by: proxyindian View Post

Okay, this is a stupid thread but I am an extremely stupid person which should be obvious if you've ever read any of my other questions.


Oh, boy, I really did it this time, didn't I. That's just me and my big mouth Proxy, I'd rather ask you to write it down to my stupidity.

No, I meant you no harm, nor to call you stupid.

India is/was a place of eternal wonderment to me like the next person; it equally amuses me how it can cause the same wonderment to people who grew up and live or have their roots there (and I'm not even sure if this applies to you, but one builds up an image of people over time by their postings, often proven to be entirely wrong btw), and then like all those other little marvels it causes me to wonder how so.

I think that mostly inspired my comment, which was arguably rash, and I'm very sorry to have made you feel bad. Now please, I am stupid, not you.
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I'm sure if someone wants to sell you drugs in India they will call it what it is. a drug dealer isn't going to waste time on niceties. uh...not that I know anything about that of course.:rolleyes:

when I walked to and from the temple in madurai at night during my last trip, I was surprised that men would walk up behind me and whisper in my ear, "you want buy marijuana?" hmmmm....never eve-teased, but dopes want to sell me dope. go figure.

I guess I look the type.:D
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The issue may be that some people may be disappointed in not being solicited or maybe not clearly understanding the person addressing. ( I am just hypothesising, a thousand apologies)
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Quite!!.....but not to be confused with the local mechanic..! :)


Originally posted by: capt_mahajan View Post

Another one is 'ayurvedic massages'. Anybody with a bottle of oil and two hands is an expert.
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:laugh:

He needs a hammer and screwdriver too :mad:
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