Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hallow ah??

I just received a phone call from a bank sales assistant. Don’t we all receive these phone calls, asking us to either apply for their personal loans, credit cards, housing loans and balance transfers.

This is just another ordinary phone call but what’s weird is the questions she asked me were astonishing.

She spoke in a very strong Chinese slang and to which I followed suit.

Banker : Hallow!
Me : Hallow!
Bank : Is this Miss Bavani ah?
Me : Hah! It’s me la, why?
Bank : Me ah, calling from this Al-Raji Bank ah. You convenient now ah?
Me : Me ah? Why?
Bank : My bank want you to join our program?
Me : What program? Free ah? No free I no join.
Bank : *she chuckled* No ah, my bank want you to join our balance transfer pro…
Me : *I cut in* I don’t want la
Bank : Why ah?
Me : I don’t want la.
Bank : I have to know the reason le.
Me : I don’t have any balance how to do transfer?
Bank : Everyone also owe money to credit card one, how you don’t have?
Me : I’m not everyone le, I don’t even have credit card le.
Bank : Oh! So, you….
Me : *I cut in* I don’t want.
Bank : Good to have credit card ma.
Me : So, I can owe bank money and pay till I die is it?
Bank : Ya, I mean not like that but good ma credit card.
Me : I don’t want le, then I become poor.
Bank : No la.
Me : No ah? Ok lor you say no already, then bye la.

I hung up…hehehehe…I may have sounded mean, how do you handle these kinda calls?

1 comment:

  1. If you haven't yet caught this on Seinfeld.

    Jerry: This isn't a good time.
    Telemarketer: When would be a good time to call back, sir?
    Jerry: I have an idea, why don't you give me your home number and I'll call you back later?
    Telemarketer: Umm, we're not allowed to do that.
    Jerry: Oh, I guess because you don't want strangers calling you at home.
    Telemarketer: Umm, no.
    Jerry: Well, now you know how I feel.
    [hangs up phone]