A MI(ES)S COMMUNICATION!!
Hi folks back ...
Well work has been taking my time and so are thoughts .. Anyways was wondering what do i prattle here on this blog site ! and lo! i am here with an amazing conversation ....
Would like to take you through the entire thing ...
We had some promo activity coming up and i was supposed to meet up with the event team for the same. I went , and before i visited , i had discussed the comemercials with another lady of the same event management company .
When i met this nice gentleman , he took me through the entire place and told me what branding would i be getting there. he also informed i would have to pay Rs.500 extra per banner and standee i use there ! I reconfirmed with him asking if this Rs. 500/- per day per banner/ standee is other than the promo / sponsor fee we would be paying and he confirmed the same.
Hearing this , i said " Okay sir , would get back to you on this after discussing internally with my boss"". for which he replied saying , "Please dont call me for that , do get in touch with the lady , whom you had discussed the commercials earlier. ".
I nodded and travelled back to my office. The discussions with my boss and then his with the big boss ... :) finally we came to a conclusion , this amount is not really big to be bothered but we could still check with the event management team as we are regular business partners . Saying so i called up the lady of the team and found she was busy and hence she responded she would check on this and call back .
We waited for her call , and post lunch almost about 3:00 pm when she didnt revert , i decided to check with her. I called her back . A male voice replied on the side.
Me : Hello !
Event company : Hello ! yes ( Male voice)
Me: a lil surprised , as to who is this in her mobile .. anywyas i replied , hello is this Mr. Dhananjay?
(Dhananjay is the person who had taken me through the positions and branding options at teh venue)
Event company: Yes, who is this ?
Me: Sir , this is Meenu here .
Event company : Oh yes ! Hi tell me ...
Me: No sir , u told me to get in touch with Nalini * the lady , there , regarding that Rs. 500 /- per day per item charges , so i am calling her . I had informed her and she said she would revert so just wanted to check if she has confirmed on this .
Event company : Sorry , i dindt understand at all ma .. can you explain .
Me: Okay sir , see , you had briefed me today that for sponsoring/ doing a promo in the event organised by you , we need to pay some per banner/ standee or display item charge extra per day so i had checked that with Nalini seeing if she could look at waivering this off as we are working together regulary , and would do in future too.
Event company : What ?? When did you assume things ?? When did i tell you this ? Did i say ??( he smirks)!
Me : Baffled !!! What a liar , he told me this and he s denying now ?? Oh my God , had i misunderstood a lot ..! I answer , yes sir , i did check with you if this is extra to the amount discussed for sponsoring the event .
Event company : Well , he he did i really tell you ? When .. anyways i can tell u now the details.
Me : so dumbstuck at his nature , replying softly - okay sir , please go ahead
Event company : See you as a promoter would be provided the space for the stall and ... blah blah branding would be given . We cant allow you in the stage as the program would be there ! ( i am left to wonder where and when did i ask him a spot by the stage !!???) anyways i dont reply i keep saying hmmm hmm..
He continues giving ideas as to what best he can do to help us and he also offers some TV promo for a double sponsor fee , i am still wondering why didnt he discuss this in the morn?
Then i say , no sir , we dont want any tv promo all we want the stall space at two spots , one at the entrance and one at VIP lounge .
Event company : yes yes i can provide that why dnt we meet up ?
Me: Sir , if you remember it right we did meet up today morning and we have freezed on the stall space. So you are talking about the same na ?
Event company : okay okay listen and he keep s going on with some other promo offer.
Me: Sir , we did meet today na sir ?
His answers sounded off the track and so finally i said ,Sorry sir to interrupt you Are you Dhananjay ?
He again hears it wrong .. he replies back "" What ??? Am i a tamil boy ??""
Then i guessed its better i ask it straight .
Me: Sir , your good name sir ?
I am Charles !!!!!
I realize , i have called up some one else and was discussing about an event that is to take place some weeks later and he had already contacted me for sponsors , the fee being the same,almost he briefed the same. !!
I hope you can imagine the kind of surprise and shock i was in to .... when i first heard his denial about that statement of explanation ...
My boss who was next to me , was ROFL ... !Lol! how funny !!
hope you understood .. :) the catch of the above mentioned conversation !!
else never mind ..laugh again .. jst laugh cos it does help in losing and shedding all worries !!
he he such a day i wish never again repeats as i wonder what would happen if i commit and talk about something very serious :D he he ..
Anyways Shabbakhayar.. Good night ...