Back home in Kerala my Dad has applied for Broadband from BSNL, unfortunately its not yet activated and the request is still pending with the telephone exchange .They have given explanations like ‘there should be at least 30 applications’ ‘infrastructure is not ready’ etc etc.
The BSNL telephone exchanges are technologically advanced ones, the people sitting there are still in the past (especially the ones in villages) they fail to notice the changes happening around them.
The delay was making my Dad angry, if you would have read this post, you would know why he hates inefficient people.
Scene Village Telephone Exchange
Dad hands over 35 applications to an employee.
Employee #1 : What is this?
Dad : These are 35 applications for broadband
Employee #1 : WHAT?
Dad : Yes. With signatures. We need broadband in our area.
Employee #1 : See…..well…..I…… How do I know whether you signed all this yourself?
Knowing that he just want to delay things Dad replied
Employee #2 : Hey what’s going on? (Seems like this guy is the Chief (Read Cheap) Engineer.
Dad : I have submitted 35 applications of people who require broadband connection. Its in the papers recently that you are required to provide broadband within 1-2 months of application.
Employee #2 trying to act smart asked.
Employee #2 : Okay.. So which type of modem do you want?
His intention was to ask technical questions which my Dad obviously wouldn’t know and will retreat from making problems and asking questions.
“Which all modems do you sell?” came the prompt reply.
“Well. Eh…we have errr..” Employee #2 was a little stunned by this sudden answer.
“Well let me know which all do you have and then I will let you know which I want. Thanks.” Said Dad and walked out.
We have not received broadband connection at home till now. Categorized as a village, it would take at least another 4 months for them to process and get the infrastructure ready.
The communication revolution? Yes the applications are still revolving around.
In case if you wondering if the 35 applications are authentic, yes they are.