Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Discrimanation by Banks?

Today afternoon.
Trrrng trrrng ...
I was so hoping to catch some afternoon sleep.
Persistent trrrng trrng

Groggy IHM: Hello

Shruti from ACN Kangaroo Bank: I am Shruti speaking from ACN Kangaroo Bank ma'am, do you own a credit card?

It's been a long time, I had forgotten how annoying it was to wake up and start discussing your spending habits with total strangers on phone while you are still half asleep.

Groggy IHM: Wait, I will have to ask my Mister...
Shruti from ACN Kangaroo Bank: Yes Ma'am. Where does Sir work ma'am?
Groggy IHM: He is working. They only gave him a last warning because he fell asleep on duty.
Shruti from ACN Kangaroo Bank: Err what?
Groggy IHM: They don't realise it is very difficult to stay awake night after night, that is why watchmen fall asleep on duty.

I waited for the phone to be cut, Radio One Ghanta Singh style, but she was super patient.

Shruti from ACN Kangaroo Bank: Are you working ma'am?
Groggy IHM: ...that madam was very khadoos, I did my best but she did not like my work!
Shruti from ACN Kangaroo Bank: Ma'am? You are working?
Groggy IHM: That's what I am telling you, she unnecessarily made such a fuss, then I also gave her a piece of my mind. Told her if you don't like my work find another bai.

Click. She cut the phone without giving further details. And I just knew I had to share this :)

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very very funny. I can't stop laughing.

Indian Home Maker said...

@Anonymous Thanks :)

Aneela Z said...

excellent comeback IHM!! Now I hope they insert a big cross against your name and pass it on to call centres everywhere...Im sure they have a shared list which they use to harass mere mortals...no more irritating calls.

Gauri Gharpure said...

LOL... u actually did that??WOw!! yess, they must be on the receiving end of irritation.. serves them right.

Vinod_Sharma said...

IHM Bai, that was great! ABN AMRO Bank might sue you! :)

Devaki said...

:D You actually said that?!!! :D

What fun! I am going to try this next time. Maybe I will discuss all my marital, financial, philosophical and theological issues with the caller! Or should I try speaking in Hindi? Start crying? Tell them my best jokes? :)

I was working from home last week and won a free trip to Las Vegas, a holiday home in the Bahamas and signed up for the world's best credit card - all in a single day. I never knew I was missing out on such fun being in office all day! :)

Indian Home Maker said...

@aneela z It does work. I stopped getting any calls sometime back, this was one ignorant caller who ignored the big cross ;)

@Gauri Gharpure LOL Yes, we are a nautanki family, actually all such calls are urgently handed over to me, with speakers on.

@Vinod Sharma - ABN Amro Bank? No, I should sue ACN Kangaroo Bank for discrimination! :)

Indian Home Maker said...

@Devaki LOL yes, if you have some time, the calls can be very entertaining :)
Once I pretended to be disgruntled, narrow minded, gossiping old woman, this very sweet caller Preeti called many times to just ask how I was feeling, then I felt very guilty:(

Pinku said...

awesome.....u are my heroine for ever and ever... :)

Suma said...

heh..heh..that was funny!

manju said...

Very funny! I loved your post!

BTW, I am new to blogging, but am enjoying the new world I have discovered.

Nita said...

Great idea IHM! I admire your patience though! I get these calls regularly despite being on the do not call registry. I have run out of patience though. Must try the bai tactic! :)

Mavin said...

That was ingenious and effective and you are left with a happy feeling thereafter.

What about personal loan, broking-cum-demat account, club membership, health insurance, apart from credit cards?

The new trend is calls to increase your credit card limit.

Let us know how we can deal with all these calls????:-)

Monika,Ansh said...

Lol.......that great. Wish I could get myeslf to do that too. :)
You are really funny.

Rohini said...

awesome!!!! :)

phoenixritu said...

I am on my knees bowing to you Devi Ma - gimme some more gyan. I get 20-30 such calls a day

Monika said...

ha ha ha !!! all these telemarketing people they deserve this

Imp's Mom said...

lol....

Sumana said...

I plan to do something like this next. For one credit card check in a span of 2 days i got 10 calls at a minimum 5 on my mobile and 5 on my work phone by atleast 3 people just to confirm the office and home address. Damn irritating.

Chirax said...

IHM, LOL, Brilliant, I too tell them I really need this card as I am out of job for past 6 Months and then....

Homecooked said...

You seriously did this :) You are so bad. I cant stop laughing.

1conoclast said...

Hilarious!!! And FANTASTIC!!!
I will use it the next time... which could be any moment now if you know what I mean!

Indian Home Maker said...

@pinku More a vamp than heroine! LOL :)

@Suma Thanks :)

@Manju Welcome:) Do visit again.

@Nita The calls were a pain only until we started this.

@Mavin Insist you need at least that much because you have enemies, and you have to give supari at short notices. "Can't keep running to the bank.."

@Monika,Ansh If you do it do remember to tell us about it :)

@Rohini :)

@Phoenixritu Ask if they have seen Traffic Signal. Remember what happened to such callers in that movie. Also read Chirax comment above :)

@Monika And sometimes they start laughing, because they know we are just having a laugh.

@Imp's Mom :)

@Sumana If it is a call for some purpose, it is still okay, but most of these calls are random calls.

@Chirax LOL let me tell Phoenixritu to try this one!

@Homecooked I am sure she also laughed afterward :)Do you think she really thought...

@1conoclast LOL yes they call all the time, though I suspect afternoon is their favorite time.

my space said...

Brilliant!!Can`t stop laughing :-)...but must tell u that, saw program on travel n living..these guys have sales targets to reach and are really pressurised..the whole program revolved around how they try to get sales and when they fail to do so how tough it is..i ACTUALLY felt sorry for them!

Priyanka said...

ROTFL .. you are just too good with this, and that too when you are half asleep :) LOL, Hilarious !!

Indian Home Maker said...

@my space Yes, I do realise that they are doing a job, I am never rude. Though afternoon is not a very good time to call people...bad for business:)

@Priyanka :) Thanks!

Vikram said...

Lol, nice experiment, but are you sure she didnt realize you were playing with her.

Shilpa said...

Hahahaha that was hilarous!

myheadtrip said...

hilarious! :)

asaaan said...

Funnny!!

Rishi said...

hahahaha....it is too good! I have to use this :)

chandni said...

how cool!

this seems to be a more effective way of getting rid of these pests than screaming ur guts out on the phone!!

I am so gon na try it next time!

nimis540 said...

Oh my god..oh my god..That was very funny..ROFL..Hey hey IHM,you are too nice :)

dipali said...

What fun! Must have traumatised the poor caller:)

mashedmusings said...

Great way to get rid of the annoying calls. Generally I tell them that I already have 4 cards, but this seems more fun. :)

~Hemanth~ said...

How did I miss this post?? Hilarious:).

Mampi said...

Oh my god,
i just about missed this post
hilarious
i couldnt stop falling off my chair laughing.
wonderful
wonderful
you ve put ideas into my head now. i usually take the stricter way out. but this is better,,,

worldthrumyeyes said...

Hilarious! :)

Indian Home Maker said...

@Vikram She realised but what could she say :)

@Shilpa thanks :)

@myheadtrip thanks!

@asaaan yeah, yeah, ..loosing your afternoon sleep is funny? :)

@Rishi :)

@Chandni And knowing you I can imagine, they will also think hospital mein badal gayee!

@Nimmy :) I wasn't very nice Nimmy!

@dipali lol I hope so, I hope so :)

@mashedmusings Only problem is they might find it fun too and start calling regularly!

@Hemanth Thankyou thankyou;)

@mampi And then tell us what you did!

@worldthrumyeyes Thanks:)

Masood said...

Priceless!

:D

shail said...

Hahaha!! What fun. Did you really say that?? I must try something similar!! ;-)