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I grew up in a family of Southern storytellers. Back in 2004, I started Whole Bean to continue the tradition in a new medium. Over the years, I've written about families and friends, peculiar situations, extended road trips, recalcitrant home appliances, and many things for which I'm truly grateful. I hope you enjoy your time here.
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Bollywood Backup Plan


By the time I heard the news, all the excitement was over. A Bollywood strike, which began on September 28, was called off on October 3 when film and TV executives agreed to the demands of striking industry workers. Whew...that was close. Apparently, a number of employees had gone without pay for several months, and the whole issue just came to critical mass. Personally, I'm glad it was resolved, since I have a strong affinity for these movies, and any disruption of their production would cause me tremendous angst.

However, situations like this point to the fact that a backup plan is needed, and I believe I have just the answer. Here you have lots of people out of work, many of them very nice-looking (that is parenthetical), in need of food and shelter. And here also you have my house with a couple of extra rooms. Put two and two together, and the answer is obvious.

Bollywood actors and actresses...the next time something like this happens, do not worry about where the next meal is going to come from. Just catch the next flight to Atlanta, give me a call on my cell, and I'll get some rooms ready. We'll have martinis, spicy finger foods, and our own Bollywood festival right here. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm here for you.

Namaste!