I think this is the hundredth time that I must have been fooled.. I once went to the vegetable market after having a very busy and tiring day.. When I reached, I somehow managed to get some vegetables and the last being the tomatoes, I rushed to collect the fresh ones, put them in the basket and asked " Bhaiyya.. Kitne ka hai?? Ek kilo de dena..!! "
As soon as he told the price I looked at the purse and tried to find the necessary amount of money.. Here as I was fidgeting with my purse the bhaiyya droped some tomatoes out of the basket and gave me a few less tomatoes.. I noticed it.. And I couldnt believe he did it.. I wonder why does this only happen in my country..??
I did not bargain that day.. I was going to give him the exact money and still he found a shortcut.. So how much do we really need to be vigilant after a tiring day..?? I asked him to weigh the tomatoes again... (Yes.. I had to do it.. If I want a free India.. )
So he measured it again.. Made some excuses.. And then put the few tomatoes back without accepting his mistake and said they just tripped off and that he was about to put them in my packet.. Phew..!!! My tiring day ended.. But can I forget this incident..?? No never..!! Because these kind of things keep on repeating and I had to be vigilant each time..
The other day I told my maid to clean up the closet.. I went to another room to have a look at the old almirah which needed to be cleaned up.. When I returned back, she was looking outside the balcony .. Ofcourse she hadn't finished the chores but she insisted she had cleaned it already.. And she smartly managed to move on to another chore..
I mean why can't one do a task given to you sincerely?? Why?? Later then I never had faith in her to give her more tasks requiring sincerity and so I decided to do it myself.. But what about sincerity.. ?? What about the responsibility with which she accepted the task?? Why can't they complete it in time..??
I am tired of looking up for things in the market and tired to look again and again..I keep checking if I have got the right thing.. I keep checking if I got the damaged piece.. Now that requires a lot of patience.. Oh yes.. !! But can I not be assured of the quality of my product when I am buying it and paying so much for it.. I have to still check for expiry dates on cosmetic products and dairy products.. Oh yes..!! I have to do it.. Because some shopkeepers are smart at doing that.. They will quietly manage to give you the wrong product..and still get the price they smartly decide for the particular thing..
Also if you go to the sabji wala with your four wheeler he will just change the price.. A simple 20 rupees costing substance will be given to you at rupees hundred.. Now is that something worth tolerating.. ?? Should not the price be equal for everybody.. Also he told the other person who managed to come on a bicycle to buy the vegetables from somewhere else because he wouldn't be able to afford the other ones in his shop.. Now who is he to decide who should buy what and where?
And now this ones really shocking.. I do not aim to jeopardise any particular companies name.. But yes..!! I was a fan of this so called delivery services.. I never thought something like this could come to India and so sincerely deliver products to our homes without any damage and at an affordable price.. I was recommended to try their service by a very senior practitioner.. And so I decided first to order some products.. Yes.. It was flipkart..
I am glad to tell that of my 15- 20 orders on flipkart I received, all of them were delivered safely.. I was really content with the service.. I got all my cosmetic products, home appliances all well packed and delivered safely at a much lesser price and free of delivery charges.. I couldn't believe this was happening.. I was extremely satisfied.. Until one fine day when I had ordered two shampoos and a conditioner.
When I opened it.. The bottle was half empty .. The shampoo was oozing out of it, the shampoo was completely damaging the book and was lying in the same packet as that of the other products.. And the other cosmetic product bottle was half empty, contents of which were not even oozing out.. They had simply vanished..
I was astonished .. I never believed flipkart could do this to me.. I had so much faith in their delivery system.. I never wanted to complain but I couldn't just believe this happened to me.. I needed to complain.. So I called the customor service because already the product had reached me 15 days late..
But I wonder what could have happened?? Is it that the delivery boy could have tried to mess with it or is it that during the transport it must have got damaged?? I somehow realised that each time I got an order separate things were packed in separate packets.. I couldn't believe that all of the three had been delivered to me in one packet.. But I did complain.. (Because I had to because tolerating it meant being given the same kind of thing again and again.)
But never since that day I dared to order it from the same company.. I really had lost faith.. I know such mistakes do happen.. But why do they happen in our country only???
And for the last one.. (for which I am suffering even now..) My hubby and I ordered pani puri at home.. He is not a huge fan of pani puri.. But still on that day he insisted we try this new person in town who delivers pani puri at home for only 150 bucks.. I was somewhat reluctant.. I like the bhelpuri chaats at my favourite stall in the neighbouring colony.. But then I changed my mind and we ordered it..
The pani puri came in sealed packet, in a box three times larger than a medium pizza box.. Everything in it was sealed.. The pani puri water was kept in a pepsi sized bottle.. All well packed.. It had well packed boiled potatoes, some 50 puris.. And not to forget some chutneys.. I was happy with packaging , the taste and everything.. But what happens next .. We both start to vomit after one hour of consumption..
My hubby managed to escape the ordeal and had only mild symptoms like nausea and mild headache.. But I did not sleep that night.. As it had to be, I had to go so many times to the loo.. And each time I really desperately wanted to find new adjectives for this new delivery person in town.. I didn't know what to do .. I was down with dehydration, loose motions and what not.. But I was helpless.. What could have been done..? I really don't know what he had delivered to us? But most importantly can we trust these people? Can such people be trusted in India ??? Next time a pizza or some chinese gets deliverd at your doorstep can they be trusted for good quality products?? Really can we trust them??