Me, My Mom and Online Shopping!

Hey, folks! How’s it goin?

So, how many of you have ever had a bad experience with online shopping? Obviously many right!

But that becomes really worse when you are defending the technology against the so called conservative deeds. Yes! I miserably failed to defend online shopping in front of my mom because of the messed up Snapdeal service.

So, I saw this really cool looking watch for my mom on Snapdeal worth 1K (offer price). Even she liked it amidst her preoccupied negative thoughts about the whole internet or maybe I just succeeded in convincing her to like it. Whatever! the watch got delivered safe and secure after a week or so. Obviously, you would expect the watch to be delivered in a classy looking box so that you can feel it unboxing as they say ‘Unbox Zindagi’… But no, the watch got delivered in a shitty white plastic box which my mom uses to stock safety pins.

Okay! Maybe I can make peace with the box since it isn’t so important, but my God, the watch was even worse. It was the same feeling as for how Hrithik Roshan would have felt when he received that pink colour, Japanese school girl wali mobile in the film ZNMD from Farhan! Before My Mom said anything, I explained to her the possibility of returning a product and getting refunded.

So, I filed a return request and received a call from the courier guy exactly at the peak hour (11AM) and since there was no one at my place to pick up the product, I asked him to come the next day at a convenient time as everyone in my house is working! On the next day, exactly at the same time I received the call from the same guy saying the same content. I had to repeat him the same. Later, in the evening I received a message from Snapdeal asking me to file the return request once again as I was not available to pickup the product. Fair enough, I did!!

But on the same night at 2AM I received one more message from Snapdeal saying that my return request has been terminated and so is the refund! Now, this isn’t fair! Is that? I knew, I had to face the wrath of my mom in the morning, so, even though I knew it was a long shot, I called the Snapdeal customer care service only to realise that there isn’t even a toll free number for customer service in an E-commerce giant! I wasted my sleep and my 10 Rs mobile balance only to get a false hope from the executive that my case will be taken up to his higher executives. I knew he was giving me a false reassurance simply to pass through the situation.

I was shattered.I had failed miserably to impress my mom with my online shopping skills (Okay,I know that isn’t a skill 😋). I had to endure the same old lessons from my mom as to how everything on the internet is a threat and 1K isn’t a small amount (typical Indian middle class, right!)

Exactly after a month I got this really cool offer from an app called ‘Haptik’. This was a Rs 100 discount on a Kannada movie which my mom was excited to watch and had asked me to take her someday. Now that struck me. I refreshed all my plans to impress my mom with my internet skills and asked for her debit card. 

The previous one was ‘cash on delivery’. I was asking her debit card this time to book a movie ticket… Trust me, it was hard as hell to convince her and the time was running out as the offer was valid if only I made a payment within 5 minutes (yeah, offers like these exist!).

Finally, I told her that it will be on me if this offer turned out to be like the last one. But luckily, I received an email from Inox after successfully booking two tickets! I showed the ticket to her. She wasn’t convinced even then and she kept on telling me how that was a fake ticket and asked me why would someone give 100 Rs discount without any reason. But she decided to come anyway as the movie had created a lot of hype. But she didn’t believe in the offer until we reached Inox and got an entry without paying at the spot!!

Now, that was my moment!! I was feeling so proud as if I had achieved something. That look on my mom’s face, confusing, happy and excited at the same time made me forget the Snapdeal issue. I praised Haptik in my mind for helping me prove to my mom that every offer on the internet isn’t fake!! I know it’s a very small thing but somethings are just too heartwarming like this one which made me write this long!

Hope you enjoyed it 🙂. If you have a similar story, don’t forget to share in the comment section!

Gud day!

(This blog is not intended to offend or promote any APP or service)

A screwed up movie plan and My weird internship 

Ice Age 5,  the last installation of the series was supposed to be released that Friday and I was in my hometown away from Mysore(well that’s where I stay and go to college that I don’t enjoy much, google the place if you haven’t heard of it , it’s pretty beautiful) chilling and wasting my semester holidays doing nothing until that hot afternoon on Thursday.

SHE had asked whether I wanted to watch Ice Age with her . And there wasn’t any reason that stopped me from saying “yes yes” twice in bloody excitement and 5 minutes into the conversation I was wondering what would I say to my parents about going back to Mysore , SHE stayed there too ( this might be sounding a bit weird to Mysoreans and fellow “place mates” but guys believe me there are people from different places who read the blog 😛 ) I had promised my mom that I wouldn’t come back until my holidays were over , oh well she(Mumma) too stayed with me in Mysore as she worked there and she was still there as she didn’t have holidays , so I made this dumb plan of saying her that my HOD had called and said I had this internship in some company that would be really very important building my portfolio and hence I had to attend it and so I did . The plan had worked pretty well until I boarded the bus back to Mysore , I was speaking to HER and the conversation was a bit shaky and had tiny outbursts , she’s pretty moody I tell you and the conversation ended as soon as she cut it off in the middle and  I saying her to take care .  At that moment I realised the movie plan was screwed ! I wasn’t any happy and there wasn’t any looking back from my made up internship of 2 weeks ( I don’t really have to say you this in all my posts but well let’s say it I’m really really dumb I could have said a week instead of two) but……

Day 1 of my internship was wasted in finding a place where I could spend the rest of my two weeks in reading(non academic obviously), eating ,shouting songs as my old weary headphones stuffed songs into my mildly deaf ears …yes I had decided to do the same alone for a little redemption may be. At the end of the day, I had climbed two little hillocks and found nothing close to a right place.

Day 2 :  20th minute into my search of this “good place” I found it . A wide green field with just one thorn tree to feed me with its shadow if it got too sunny , so I parked my vehicle under the tree and started my internship with Passenger’s “let her go”.

At the end of two weeks , every second under the thorn tree with myself had changed me cell by cell , making me more mature and thoughtful than I ever was before , I had written 15 more poems that I had to submit to my publishers by the end of that month and two chapters of my unfinished novel( I’ve stopped writing it) which had some world war 2 plot . I even had composed two new songs ,oh yes I forgot to mention I do compose and my guitar too helped me rejuvenating .

Same 34 songs of Passenger and James Bay on  loop, one screwed up movie plan , two detective novels of Ian Rankin , 28 milky bars , 4 kilo oranges And zillion thoughts had changed me into a person who knew more of his potentials and of himself than he knew two weeks before .

My internship taught me lessons that none of the real internships would even try to teach …”knowing yourself” that is what you need to do to come out of any situation that you are struggling with.

Give yourself some time , some time to spend with yourself and look into your beautiful soul and beautiful heart you are blessed with ! I assure you it’ll change you into who you think you are 🙂

I always have thanked HER and here again , thank you so much for everything you have taught 🙂 for a zillion+1th time

And yes I’ve decided that I’ll never watch ice age 5 if not with her …

“Meeku” and Me 

Meeku(the one with his arm on the other) and his brothers!! :):)

“They are going to be here for the rest of their lives”, my dad said looking at the three puppies that were playing on the heap of sand just right next to our new house.

In last 17 years I had never thought this day would come, where I have to hear anyone saying that I need to start living with dogs …. Those words hit me hard like a rude tide …

I just knew I had to go through 15 hard days of 15 injections(back in 1999) to get rid of the so happening infection from the dog bite, when I was 2 years old and since then there wasn’t a single time I loved the company of any dog , nor I was less than scared , with full knowledge of my opinion on dogs I never thought my dad would say that, and that forced me to get into silent mode and think what made my dad think those puppies were important or any cuter than me                       I didn’t speak to him for the rest of the day , it didn’t seem to change his mind

Now , with dad out for some work I was just sitting out in the evening sun watching at the same heap of sand which I kind of hated in the morning. Those puppies were still playing there , Actually they seemed a bit cute, I dunno if I was in my right sense I just went and touched on of them and smiled into its eyes( you know what I mean) , and the next moment I realized what I was doing and just turned to go back home . . it didn’t take much time for me to realize tha one of the puppies was following me . I stopped and turned back and literally said him to go back ( I know I’m dumb) and for the puppy was not as dumb as I was it did take a few steps back until I turned my back to it , and this time it was next to me as if I told it to walk beside me and I was clueless what to do , I just took it in my hands the usual way I had seen people doing it and took it back to where it was playing , left it there , yelled at it to not come back and ran back this time right into my room without looking.

It was a strange feeling , that wasn’t just a normal thing for me who never touched or spoke to a dog before “Meeku” was a bit special , yes I did name him after the incident . I thought about what happened a little and smiled and time paused again when I heard some puppy-ish noises out from my window at midnight when I was reading “The Great Gatsby” .

I saw that Meeku was circling outside the window making “MEEKISH” noises and I had my eyes filled..

What did I do to him? nor did I say “I love you” neither threw some biscuits I hated to eat, I just touched him and looked into his eyes and he acted like he knew me from my yester life , that night , that cold cloudy night changed everything I ever knew about Love .

Next day , as soon as I got up I asked my dad whether he fed them(puppies) or I had a chance and he just smiled and gave a pack of biscuits I loved too much.