Thursday, 25 April 2013

In Search Of Maid

One of my wife’s colleagues, Mr Parthav recently shifted to a new house, along with one of his friend. They both are pretty new to Bangalore and after few fruitless attempts, they requested my wife if she could discover a maid for them. Without proper contacts, such kind of activity could easily turn out to be a long hunt and to find the perfect maid, would be an endless exploration.  My wife said that she would talk to Sunita, our house maid regarding that. But it seemed even Sunita couldn’t find anyone for the job and she herself was not very much interested, as those guys used to stay a bit far from her place.  But after a few days she said to my wife that she would like to give it a try, at least for a week and if she's comfortable, she would continue with the job. 

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?”


75 comments:

  1. Good one..and hilarious...

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    1. Thanks Hemant :) Thanks for visiting out here!

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  2. lol. how desperate we are all to find one good maid. a hell of a job it is.. Hilarious read :D

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    1. Yeah, it's quite difficult to find the perfect one :) I am glad U enjoyed the post.

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  3. I guessed at the first answer of hers.... My mom keeps facing this problem, instead she herself dial the wrong person....

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    1. Wow! you guessed it :) Hehe.. Ur mom must be a very interesting person.

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  5. ROFL...well i did the same mistake.....a marathi female atleast dressed like one,was with me in a lift and I asked her if she worked in any of the homes. She literally gawked at me...and I immediately realized my mistake and decided to shut up before i did more damage.

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    1. Haha.. that is hilarious :) Marathi female with her traditional dress, it's good that U immediately realized :) Thanks for visiting out here.

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  6. Oh this washilarious to the core. Rohit shetty shuduse it as a scene.

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    1. Hehe.. thanks Neo. I am glad U enjoyed the post.

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      Thanks for visiting!

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  8. real funny. they are the people who grow so much on you that when you leave india, you miss them the most.

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    1. Haha.. Indians staying abroad surely miss them very badly :):) Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Haha Madhu Ji, one funny wrong number :)

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  10. Lol... wrong number and the funny scenes! Hilarious :)

    Writing on the go

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    1. Ya Rohan, wrong numbers are usually quite hilarious :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here.

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    1. Thanks dear :) I am glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks a lot for visiting.

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    1. Thanks Ranjana :) I am glad U enjoyed the post.

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  13. Enjoyable read. Finding a good help is really tough.

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    1. Yeah, it really quite difficult to find good domestic helpers now a days. I am glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for visiting and please do keep flashing out here :)

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  14. Thank God the confusion did not take an ugly turn.

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    1. Haha Indu Ji :) luckily it did not turn ugly.

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  15. Ha ha ... my god if it was me I would have blasted the person on the other side of the line. I don't know if it has happened to you, but once a man mistook me for a store assistant ... and the poor thing ended up seeing my furious side ... bless him !!

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    1. Haha.. it happened with me a couple of times. But I I was cool :) Whenever we go shopping,it's quite difficult for me to follow my wife in each and every corner of the mall. After sometime I usually stand at one place :)

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  16. Haha. life can be funny sometimes, and wrong numbers does help. hehe

    good one jahid.. as always. :)

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    1. Haha... Deepak, wrong number usually turn out to be hilarious. I also experienced few hilarious wrong number incidents. I am so glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks for Ur encouragement, U always encourage me to continue with my writing :)

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    1. Haha... your comment is so short but still so sweet :) Thanks for visiting out here!

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  18. Another name game! Hilarious! :D

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  19. A nice funny story. I hope your wife's friends find a good maid.

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    1. I also hope for the same :) I am glad u liked the story. Thank U so much for visiting!

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    1. Thanks Sam :) I am so glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks for visiting out here!

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  21. the very cartoon brought a smile on my face !!What a mockery ? :D :D :D .. becharea Mr Parthav ... even maids speak English ?? hahaha nice one Jahid Bhai !!

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    1. Haha.. :) i got the cartoon from google images. I am glad U enjoyed the post.

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  22. hey nice blog keep posting and also post Education

    Regards
    Dipti

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    1. Thanks Dipti. I am glad U liked my blog. Thanks for sharing Education.

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  23. Dear Jahid,
    Situations like this happen worldwide. This was quite an interesting and fun read. I enjoyed it. Thanks also for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

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    1. Hello Andy!

      yeah, U are very correct, situations like this happen worldwide. I am so glad U enjoyed the post. You have a fantastic blog, very poetic. Thanks for visiting out here!

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  25. Ha haha!...truly hilarious, Jahid!!...we know how tough it is to find a maid nowadays, especially in Bangalore!...poor Mr Parthav!...hope he has found one finally!

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    1. Yes Kaushik, It really difficult. Forget about Bangalore, now a days not available in our native too :) and don't expect anything such in UK :)

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  26. Ha ha hihiiiiiii....... I enjoyed very much to read. Really its very funny situation.
    Thanks to share. Nice post.

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  27. Oh no Parthav ... you didn't! this is really hilarious.

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    1. Haha Yamini :) U too looking into Parthav's fault :) I am glad u found the post hilarious!

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    1. Thanks Neelima. I am glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks for visiting out here!!!

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  30. OMG Hilarious !! .. Poor Parthiv. Sometimes we get a hint that the person we are talking too might be a different one, but as we are pre-occupied with the thought of having the correct number we just ignore and keep talking ;)

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  31. I have enjoyed this article...............thanks


    Maid plan

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