Seven hours in a rickshaw gives you a lot of time to ponder important things in life, such as the array of footwear (or lack of footwear) used while driving scooters and motorcycles in India.
There are the business men who wear appropriate ‘business’ shoes and the occasional cowboy boot, but mostly I was interested in the lack of sturdy footwear.
Me: What if the driver has to put his foot down unexpectedly when he’s wearing flip-flops?
Driver: What are flip-flops?
Me: Flimsy shoes.
Driver: What is flimsy?
Me: Look, those, right there, see.
Me: Well, what if they have to put their foot down unexpectedly? They are going to ruin their foot!
Driver: That doesn’t happen.