Whose head will roll in your column this time? asked my husband even as I was hammering away the keys on my computer.
Don’t annoy me any further because I am already very upset, I said without taking my eyes off the computer.
Aye, I can make out that you are but want to know who has provoked you this time? he asked sarcastically. Also I don’t think people provoke you without a reason. Perhaps they had a very valid one, he asserted (it was usual of him to support those who disagreed with me).
I knew you would say that as is your habit. I am sure anyone would be upset if their name is distorted, don’t they? I said still feeling furious about the way the caller addressed me.
Of course, they will be, he agreed. But who has distorted your name? Was your byline spelt wrongly? he asked seriously.
No, worse than that. This was a caller from the bank. When I identified myself, he began “ Veera Raghavan, are you interested in a car loan?
I am not Veera Raghavan but meera raghavendra rao, I said.
Oh, sorry, meera raghavan, I want to know….
I interrupted him saying I was not meera raghavan but ……
Sorry meera raghavendran, I would like to know…..
Again I tried to correct him by saying he should first get my name right.
Sorry, meera rajendran, I would like to …..
Please please, I am not meera rajendran but…..
Sorry again, meena raghunandan, I would like to ….
My gosh, that person sounds crazy to me and I have never known you being patient with such characters, remarked my husband who was visibly impatient listening to what I was saying.. Tell me, did he or didn’t he get your full name right in the end ?he asked.
No he didn’t, on the other hand he had the temerity to say, “madam, how does it matter how I address you? don’t you think a car loan is more important to you than your name?”
Perhaps he is right because as far as he is concerned, meeting his target that is set to him by his company is more important, quipped my husband adding to my annoyance.
n.meera raghavendra rao