• Personal

    Finally on a fast internet connection

    I had mentioned last week that we had our new BSNL telephone connection installed. This was the first step to getting an internet connection. It was supposed to come this week and we agreed to “speed” up the process by actually going and picking up the modem ourselves. Our first visit today was to the ICICI bank in Koramangala to make a demand draft to pay my road tax. The draft did get made, but the tax did not get paid, because our agent was out of town. So, once again, this has been postponed to next week 🙁 After a good amount of searching, we finally found the telephone…

  • Forwards,  Fun Stuff,  Jokes

    At the ATM Machine

    A new sign in the Bank Lobby reads: ‘Please note that this Bank is installing new Drive-through ATM machines enabling customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles. Customers using this new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts. After months of careful research, MALE & FEMALE Procedures have been developed… Please follow the Appropriate steps for your gender.’ ******************************* MALE PROCEDURE: 1. Drive up to the cash machine. 2. Put down your car window. 3. Insert card into machine and enter PIN. 4. Enter amount of cash required and withdraw. 5. Retrieve card, cash and receipt. 6. Put window up. 7. Drive off.…

  • Credit Cards

    Dead People and Credit Cards

    Received this as a forward. I don’t know how far this is true… but it sure was fun reading! Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die. This is so priceless, and so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today. A lady died this past January, and The Bank billed her for February March for their annual service charges on her credit card, added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance of $0, is now somewhere around $60. A Family Member placed a call to The Bank. Here is the exchange: Family Member: “I am calling to tell you she died…

  • College,  Personal

    Finally the Forms were Bought!

    We set out yesterday yet again to buy the XAT Forms. This is my third trip and this time we decided to not bother going to the Dadar SBI, because we found the one at Mahim. Got stuck in horrible traffic on the way there. And if the traffic wasn’t bad enough, the heat was killing. Could actually feel my skin getting burnt by the sun 🙁 We were able to reach the bank only a little before noon. And thank God for ACs! Spent more than one and a half hour there filling up and collecting eight forms! They should give us a discount for bulk purchases 😉 Next…

  • College,  Personal

    No Forms…. still!

    Imagine travelling all the way from Andheri to Dadar only to find that once again the forms for XAT are not available! This time, they are out of stock! The last time it was because their freaking computers were not working. I can’t believe how banks can be like this… Then again, maybe I can! X( Anyway, did go to another branch to pick up forms for IMT. Stopped over at McDonalds in The Hub for a quick bite before coming home. Have to make another trip yet again. It sure can get very irritating! 🙁

  • Personal,  Religion

    The Week So Far

    This past week has been rather tiring and in some ways busy. That has been pretty much the case since Dad came down 🙂 Madam A came over on Monday morning for a bit of CAT studing, while in the evening I had to go for choir practice. We have been learning a few new hymns and the different parts for some old ones. Tuesday was uneventful, but Wednesday made up for it.

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