Conversation with the old, sardarji cabbie who drove me home today.

Cabbie: Sab theek hai na? Aap tension mein lag rahe ho.  {Is everything alright? You seem worried.}

Me: Haan sab theek hai. Bas aage ke roads band hain aur late bhi hua hai, isliye .. {Yes, everything’s fine. Just that the roads ahead are closed and it is quite late in the day.}

Cabbie: Abhi late kahan hua hai! Abhi to sirf 12 (am) baj rahe hain. {It’s not late. It’s only 12 am yet.}

How can you not love Mumbai for this??