So I mentioned that I'm starting to believe the giant snail beast I saw on the night when I landed in India was a hallucination.
On the other hand, I'm finding some things I thought I hallucinated are real. Take, for instance, the shadow I saw out of the corner of my eye in my kitchen. A closer glance revealed that, yes, there was something in my kitchen: a lizard clambering behind my fridge.
And speaking of my fridge...
The other night I was working on my computer at the little bar in the kitchen and I opened up the fridge just to stare at its contents and see if anything looked appealing. After an interval, I heard a little electronic song, "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home..." I closed the fridge and the song stopped. Isn't it crazy, I thought, how someone's cell phone from outside seemed to coincide with the moment I closed the fridge?
I hadn't given the moment another thought until the other night when I was, once again, gazing into my fridge considering, at some length, its contents. Out came the song, "Be it ever so humble there's no place like home..."
I wasn't crazy. My fridge was playing music. I tried it again just now, just to make sure. You have to wait a minute, but then, there's the little song, "Be it ever so humble..." It sounds like there's a tiny cartoon bagpiper in there, running out of air. It makes me want to leave my fridge open all the time (though I believe it's supposed to have the opposite effect).
I asked Susie if her fridge plays music to her, figuring this was some kind of Indian thing, but she said she's never heard a fridge play music to her anywhere in the world, and she's lived in Nepal, Hong Kong and India. It must just be the really posh fridges that play music.