A fortuneteller, and his fortune-telling cow
|Astrology and High Finance: Oct. 18th
|Interviewing for HR and finance folks - Quotes of the day - Sue asked an
AA candidate (a 22-year-old lady with a pleasant smile named Bala) what she does for fun.
Her reply "Chanting". A finance person was asked if he would be willing
to travel, and his reply was that he had a mole on his left foot. Upon further questioning
it was revealed to us non-natives that his astrologer had told him that the mole would
mean that he would travel a lot.
|Safety in the Workplace: Oct. 19th
|S. our HR person with no clue asked a secretarial candidate only one
question during the interview "Now how important is safety to you in the
|Sues story about getting one of our lost pieces of luggage (now in
Customs in Bangalore airport). "We started in Room number 6, then on to room number
2, and a lady asked me for 15 rupees, with no receipt - ie. a bribe from a white woman.
After the 8th person, I lost track of how the people and the rooms. At least 25
people were involved. It took 2 and a half hours, and I had to pay customs for retrieving
my luggage that British Airways lost."
|Desktop Publishing: Oct. 20th
|I took Pam on a misconceived adventure to Bangalores upscale
shopping district, Commercial St. In her words, traffic was like a Chinese puzzle, you
couldnt move forwards or backwards, just sideways. We saw a desktop publishing shop,
which was a bunch of guys with a screw press. In the front was a guy sewing a book, by
hand, with a 3" needle and twine. I asked Pam if we could sell him a laser-writer.
She looked at me with disbelief and asked, "what the hell are we doing here?"