Last weekend, my wife received a call from Parthav and he wanted to know if our maid was ready to help them. She said that she would forward the maid’s number to him, as it would be better if he could directly speak to her. Parthav was little worried and asked if she understand Hindi? My wife replied that Sunita is originally from Nepal and not only she understands Hindi, she even speaks quite fluently, but under
horrible little influence of her typical Nepali accent.
So Parthav dialed her number and after he heard “Hellow” over the phone, he replied "Sunita?"
She replied "Yeah, it’s Sunita out here"
Parthav got little confused and wondered "wow, in Bangalore even the "Bai’s" maid’s can speak decent English"
He said "actually I got you reference from Dr Anjali"
Sunita replied "Aha! I know her quite well. So, what is it regarding?"
Parthav was in a little confused state and with some hesitation he asked "are you ready to help us? How much would you charge?"
Sunita replied "Hello! What are you talking about?"
Parthav said "Actually we need you just for an hour in the morning, there wouldn't be much work, only few utensils and yes, I would want my clothes to be washed with perfection. Also ..."
Sunita interrupted "Hang on, hang on. Excuse me, I am not from the housekeeping and I am a dietitian"
Parthav was quite embarrassed and as soon as he asked for an apology, he disconnected the call. My wife Anjali, works for a healthcare company and she has to deal with hell lot of dietitians, nurses, as well as doctors, on a regular basis. She was so amused and couldn’t stop laughing out loud, after she realized that by mistake she forwarded Parthav a different Sunita’s number. She even had a mock of Parthav and asked him "Are you mad? After she introduced herself, how couldn’t you make out that, no way she could have been a maid?”