You might be a Desi
You ask for small drink at
fast food restaurant because the refill is free.
You know more than one plans offered by long distance
You take plain water instead of Coke for lunch.
You take any drink with no ice because you can't drink ice.
You ask before eating any meat "Is this beef?".
You try to ignore all other unknown desi's around you.
You know all the facilities available at public library.
You talk to americans as if you represent your whole
Stove top in your apartment is covered with aluminum foil.
Your frequent visit to yard sales every week.
You find taco bell sauce packets in your kitchen drawer.
Your dinner involves spreading newspaper on living room
You take off your shoes before stepping foot in your living
If you like onion rings at Burger King.
You are looking for dual voltage appliances.
The phrase "When are you going to India" comes into your
conversation at least once a day.
If you bought Toyota or Honda car only because it has better
The number of long distance calls is more than domestic
You keep switching your internet service provider because
first month is free.
You go back to your apartment for lunch.
If your full name contains more than 15 characters.
You know all the $1.50 theaters in your city.
The only reason you go to a temple on festivals is because
there is free food.
You have spent nights in the car while traveling because you
wanted to save money spent on cheap motel.
You don't know any American outside your work.
You tried to flirt with the Hindi speaking operator at AT&T.
You have at least one India made pressure cooker in your
You know how much a 7 layer burrito costs at Taco Bell.
You run to Laundromat in your lungi.
Put oil in your hair.
You have a picture of Indian deity on the dashboard of your
If this thought comes to you "Oh shit I just saw another
desi" when you are window shopping at a local mall.
If you keep comparing prices at circuit city for the phone
you bought six months ago.
The lawyer handling your green card is in your speed dial.
You are compelled to visit ever major city in US, just so as
to say that "Yes I have been there ".
You are comfortable with an American than an ABCD.
You have been to Mexico or Canada for multiple entry H1
You pay your bills the day they come in mail.
Spent 2 days cleaning your apartment before leaving so you
can get full security refund from landlord.
Have a bucket in your bath tub.
You have to borrow luggage from friends for India visit.
The smoke detector goes off whenever your are cooking
You know which grocery store keeps coriander.
You buy butter milk before you run out of it.
You use grocery bags as garbage bags.
You say "Damn I have already seen this show" when ever you
are watching Married With Children.
You buy rice in the 20 pound bags.
Office supplies mysteriously find their way in your house.
You don't want to buy a printer because you can always use
the office printer.
You have postponed buying answering machine because the
computer you are planning to buy six months later has in
built answering machine.
Your idea of fun involves bowling.
You starts spelling your name to the operator like A as in
Apple, B as in boy, T as in train ...well you get the idea.
You ask another desi if he /she ever got a traffic ticket.
You haven't had a single female in your apartment besides
your friends wife.
You bring over the counter medicines like iodex and Vicks
Decide to marry a girl, your parents fixed without even
You know the current differential in gold prices between
India and US.
If you smell like a curry.
You go to a temple to pick up a woman.
You have worked illegally in a Guju's motel.
You mark your forehead with scared ash.
You have bought a video camera just before Niagara trip and
returned it after the trip.
Wear VIP / Indian brand underwear and undershirts.
You have Rin (detergent soap cake) in your bathroom.
You have taken pictures of your car and mailed to your folks
Use the credit card with maximum cash back.
You have collected enough frequent flier miles for a
You are saving more that 30 % of your salary.
Talk about the sexual escapades of your friend.
You have never asked a girl out.
Have bookmarked immigration web pages in your browser.
You know all of your friends salary.
Tried to talk in a phony accent with the freshie in the
You have asked a PhD student for a ride to grocery store.
There are more than 4 guys living in a 2 bedroom apartment.
You have cooking schedule in your kitchen cabinet.
You spend at least 2 evenings in a week at Kmart.
You split even tax from your common grocery bill.
Complain about Indian international airports on your first
vacation to India.
You take 4 week long vacation.
You are the first to know about any on campus job openings
at the school library/cafeteria/computer center.