So Independence Day, a holiday during the week to enjoy. Last night from 8pm till 11 was terrible; no electricity for over three hours. Nothing to do but to take a long nap and thank goodness for a wonderful breeze, which threatened rain but never came. It was huge relief when the lights came on just in time for me to watch reruns of Seinfeld & Friends and bits of a movie that I seen earlier and had reviewed in this blog – Blade : Trinity. That done, I went to chat with Tania for a while and then went to bed.
Today, I wanted to just get out and relax at the coffee shop, so I went out at around 11 and spent 90mins at CCD with a novel and a triple sec cold coffee. I then needed to get some cash outta the ATM machine so I went over to the ICICI office near Padma. I saw Anju there, surprise, she no longer works for the bank and is looking around for a job in HR since she has had it with sales. It was sure nice to chat with her for a while but dumbass that I am, I forgot to ask her for her phone number. Shit! Anyway, she informed me that she & her friend were having trouble taking money out from the ATM – seems that the entire ICICI network is down. They had been trying since morning to take money out with no luck, even if there was more than enough cash in their accounts. And their debit cards were not being processed at any shops at all. Major issue! Which meant that I couldn’t take any out myself. Oh well!
I went to have lunch and washed it with a couple of vodkas. Then I came back for a long snooze and I’ve been listening to songs from 5 pm and trying to get ICICI’s customer care. But the suckers have been flooded by calls, no doubt by frustrated customers who could not take money out of their accounts. I have no sympathies for them; I would for any other customer care center but not ICICI. Wanna know why? Cause when I was a customer care representative for Escotel, our worst customers were the corporate customers from ICICI. Cochin, Calicut, Kottayam, Thrissur, Trivandrum – you name it, all assholes who couldn’t wait to brandish their company’s name at us. But we were never impressed. So no sympathies assholes!
Song for the day – “Pretty Child” – INDUS CREED