We had our mobile phone set up to work in India (you know how good we are with technology!)
However when we arrived we had a lovely welcome message from Airtel saying welcome to Kerala please call this help line number. Unfortunately no one was ever on the other end.
Meanwhile the first week here my watch stopped. That was ok we still had an alarm clock. However....a stray sandalwood incense stick managed to melt the outer casing and to bend the minute hand ...thus making time stop.
Some things happen just to let you know you need to look at life a little differently. Finally we now had the perfect answer for the defunct phone....an alarm clock or time piece..problem solved!