Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wait, this is 2D not 3D??


The other night DH and I went to see Sherlock Holmes : The Game of Shadows. I had gone earlier in the day to buy the tickets, since we have had a lot of attempts lately at wanting to buy movie tickets but finding them sold out. I went and purchased the 2 tickets, and was given a receipt for 3D glasses, which at the point I thought was strange because on the website it didn't say anything about it being a 3D movie. Well, we arrived at the theater and went through security, and picked up our 3D glasses.

We got into the theater and put on our 3D glasses, and realized that the glasses weren't needed, they were just making the movie worse. Then while were watching the movie, all of a sudden DH pointed out to me that there was one of the employee's that was asking everyone about 3D glasses, somehow they figured out that there was a pair and they knew there was no need. Well, the employee went on to ask almost everyone but us about the glasses. This happened not only once, but twice, and both times neither of us were asked, why we weren't asked I have no idea. Well, DH was kinda pissed at this point because you have to pay a Rs 10 (around US 20 cents, each pair) non-refundable deposit for the glasses.

When the movie was over, DH grabbed the glasses and went out with them intending to make a fuss to get our Rs 20 back, and standing there was an employee watching out for the glasses. Before DH could even start in on them about giving us our money back, the employee handed DH Rs 20. DH had told him that I had come to purchase the tickets this morning and left it at that and told them to be more careful. To this I added “Jodi dorkar chillo na, keno aamake diyechhen?” (If there was no need, why did they give the me the ticket?) To this there was no reply, and DH grabbed my hand and stormed off, loudly saying as “Don't worry, I'll talk to the manager”.

Auntie, Church, and Foreigners...


The other day I was going out to pick up some medicine at the local drug store behind our house, and on my way out ran into our neighbors, whom we call Auntie and Uncle, since they are the parent's of one of our friends.

Well...Auntie and Uncle are both Christian and since I have not claimed to be any religion, they seem to think maybe I'm Christian as well, or maybe they feel the need to try to convert me. Ever since I have arrived in India they have been issuing me invites via DH to attend their church with them, never have they invited me personally.

We were talking, and Auntie said that if I wanted to go to church with them, they went to a nice one and they would take me. Then, came the selling point. She pointed out to me that, there were a lot of foreigners who attended their church, some from Brazil, US, etc, etc. My reply was, “It sounds like my hindi class. There are students from all over, France, US, Brazil, Nigeria...” she merely smiled and then we went on.

I came home and told DH about this and he started laughing. I am hoping I don't get cornered like that again, because I have no interest in going to any church, and I'm not sure there is a polite way to turn down her offer.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Splish, Splash, we're taking a bath

DH reminded me of an incident that happened about a year ago that we both reference to every once in a while, but normally stays at the back of our mind. There used to be a group of us who would go out for lunch on Sundays, well...one day we ate lunch and went to Nikko Park, the local "amusement" and water park.

We were going on the rides that were free first, and came upon a lake with paddle boats. Well, me being me, I started splashing people with water using my hands, and OMG!!! People were not happy with me...we were in either 2 or 3 boats, I can't really remember at this point.

There were 4 people to a boat. Those of us that weren't pedalling started splashing the other boat that was in our vicinity. They were yelling at us to stop, because apparently there were camera's in their boat (mind you, the camera's were in their bags...) when little did they know that one of their party was the one that was splashing them.

Sara* was taking the water in one of her hands and instead of throwing it at us was throwing it back into her own boat. Then, after our time was up, all of us got out of the boats and the other boat was soaked, while we were mostly dry. They were soaked enough that through one guys' pants (a thin khaki pant) you could see his bright red underwear. LOL, I commented this to DH and he told me to shut up.

It was fun, and in the end everyone was mad at me...eh, let them be mad, I had fun!

*Names changed for privacy reasons

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

He hung up on me???

Sometimes I answer DH's phone, today was one of those days. I answered it the first time and then I heard the hanging up sound, so I thought whatever. Then the same number called back, let it rang like once and hung up. Then...they called back. At this point, I was quite annoyed because DH was trying to sleep.

I answered the phone and the guy asked for DH, I asked him where he was calling from to which he replied "Reliance" (Reliance is who we have our internet through). I then asked him why he was calling, to which he replied bill payment.

Now...our bill is usually due on the 13th or 14th of each month, or it was, before they changed the billing cycle last month. So, I knew something was fishy...I was pretty sure the bill wasn't due by the 4th because DH would have gotten the e-mail and sent me to deposit the check.

So, then sensing something is up, I ask the guy when the bill was due. He replied, the 9th. I know today's date was the 4th, so I tersely asked him why he was calling if our bill wasn't due. I informed him that the bill would be paid before the due date, and again asked him WHY he was calling before it was even due. His response??

Instead of giving me a satisfactory answer, or an answer at all, he hung up on me!!!

Shouldn't I, the irritated customer, be the one hanging up due to the fact I wasn't given a satisfactory answer? Is this the kind of customer service people they are training these days, and pushing upon us. Seriously, this guy got lucky. I was a bit snappish with him, but he's very lucky he didn't get DH, or he would have gotten an earful before he hung up. *sigh*