I barely finished my first cup of tea this morning and I found myself humming Silent Night. I often have the strangest songs stuck in my head in India. Like, the Bridal Chorus or Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On.
You see, certain cars that are manufactured in India come with a very special feature - music whilst in reverse gear. It is helpful I suppose, in a country where not all drivers are accustomed to scanning their rear view mirror for pedestrians and cows before stepping on the gas pedal in reverse gear. Jingle bells...watch out! I'm three inches away from you...one-horse open sleigh! Hey!
All's well and good until a new driver is trying to park his car in a tight parking spot in the neighbouring apartment building. After about 12 tries, which include several minutes of staying put in reverse gear, I hear the engine turn off. Success! The car is parked. But a tune has now insidiously lodged itself in my head! And this morning Silent Night it is. A mere six months before Christmas!