Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bluddy Typo

Heya Ppl. Long time since my last post. Just been busy with my college programs and class tests. Going through *THAT* phase of my life. Yeah... The exam preparation one!

Anyways here is an incident I wanna share with you guys. In 2009 I'd appeared for an exam held by Bank of India for Clerical Post.

  • All the people who rolled their eyes at '2009', chillax. Its not that I'm blogging too late about this thing, I just had a ummmm an oath let say. We'll come to that later.
  • All the people who rolled their eyes at 'Bank', chillax. I don't plan to stay in the banking business all my life.I just had to show the people around me that I was not totally useless (I can be used as a bad example!)
  • All the people who rolled their eyes at 'Clerical', chillax. What did you expect? You can't become a branch manager directly by giving exams! Steps of the ladder you see...

Back to the topic... So after giving this exam I'd totally forgotten about it and din even remember to check the result. One fine lucky day I got this letter from the Bank saying that I've been selected for the Interview round and I was like W00t? Really? This must be easy that! Being Happy happy, I went about telling people that I've been selected for the interview to which most of them replied in the sarcastic tone ever "Clerical hi hai na?.... Then thik hai" Idiots! half of them have been bluddy unemployed for most of their lives!

Then came to interview thingie which I was quite confident about. The panel was great. They were interested in my blogging too. They even asked me whether I will blog about my interview experience to which I promptly replied in the positive, hoping they'd at least gimme the job trying to get featured on my AweSome blog!
*I see the '2009' people rolling their eyes again. I said I'l come back to it.

Anyways again coming back to the topic. I finished my interview and came back home like a cow comes back to the shed in the evening. Soon after the interview thing was long forgotten.

Just a week back I happened to check the website of the Bank and was I surprised to see my name amongst the selected candidates. It was a gr8 surprise for me and the family. Our family has so many bankers, that if we owned a bank, we'd not need other employees at all!

So everything settled, I decided to inform all my friends and family (especially the jobless losers who are jobless most of the time and losers the remaining time)

So typed a msg and sent it to my sis
"Hey wudup? Guess what... I cleared the bank thing"

After a few minutes she replied
"Hey thats so great! You cleared the audition too?"

me: (thinking Audition = Interview): Yes of course. The panel was sweet!

She: Oh this is so great! I gotta tell all my friends, my bro is such a Rockstar!"

Me: (wondering with a big aaaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggg? Whats with her? Is this the first time someone is getting a govt job in this company/) Ya Ya... Sure Sure.

She: So when is your gig? Wherez you playing next?

Me: (Bigger AAAAAIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGGG?) What you talking about? You talking to me na?

She: Whenz you're band gonna play? and where? I want passes haaaaaa.... For all my friends.

Me: Band? What Band? I got a job in a BANK! The only band there is the rubber band to keep the notes together!

She: Thats what you told me! Dumbo! Next time watch what you send...

It was then that I check my outbox. While sending the first msg, I committed a typo that ruined my day. Wrote BAND instead of BANK. Due to which my sis thought I had participated in so band contest and had cleared it. I picked up the cell again.

Me: Oops sorry. My bad! But thanks for ruining it for me. Now everytime I tell anyone, I get reminded that it'd been lot more cooler if I'd given a band audition!

She: Oh Buzz off! Imagine what I'l go through when my 'free pass" friends will come to know that my bro is in a bank and not a band! And BTW, get me something decent from your first salary.


Typos are becoming a part of life these days. especially when you're using predictive text on your phone.
I sent a similar msg to a friend who is a little too smart and just loves to look me down.
"Dude I got selected"

He replied with "Oh man that's so sad. But its OK dude. Everyone can't pass that thing"

After checking I found that "selected" and "rejected" are written with the same set of keys on the phone.

To this date he is not ready to accept that I have passed!


  • Archana (the bling bling diamond gal): for kicking my laziness out and making me write this.
  • The Bank of India Interview Panel: It will be a pleasure working with you guys. I had promised you, I'l write about you, and here it is! Keep up the good work Sirs.
  • The BSNL Guys: After about 2 hours of mindless non sense DCs, finally there is connectivity when I need to post! (I almost debited you)

Now me being a banker, can't credit everything. Have to debit stuff to keep the balance!
  • The loojers who think they'll be given jobs at higher posts directly.
  • The smartie in whose face I'l have to slam my appointment letter so that he finally believes that I made it!
PS: Oops... Almost forgot about the oath. Well this post had struck me a long time back. And I was planning to post it during the interview period. But I was apprehensive of the fact that people would ask me finally about my result. So I decided to publish this post only after the result and only if I passed coz it would suck to tell every other commentator that I failed.


Anonymous said...


Reading the title I was wondering that you did not write about your 'bank thing' but something else. :~D

Enjoyed it to the core!!
And you already talking in banking language..?Mr. Banker!!!?

And I think I am getting too many credits on your blog posts!! ;~)

Thanks for the diamonds :~P

ALl the Best!!!
Take Care!!

Tavish Chadha said...

lol... i know what it is to make the typing mistakes... there have such serious errors at times that its gonna be extremely embarrassing to put it here... thanks to google chrome i can minimize these errors a bit(they have a spell check inbuilt)... ok one common error i make specially while sending an sms is between 'awake' and 'cycle' again both using the same keys and people on the other end wonder what the hell is gone wrong with me hehehhe

nice reading the post... congrats on ur "bank" job...

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Chatterbox said...

Congratulations Saurabh on your job.
Party Time!!

Wow! I liked your honesty with your interview panel that you dared to let them know that you blog and will definitely blog about your interview too :D ---> simply mind blowing.

I am not much into texting, and I rarely type sms, so errors while doing so are highly limited in my case.

I thoroughly enjoyed the sequence of events and your wonderful narration.

Keep up the good work Saurabh :)


Manjari Singh said...

wow, congrats chal yaar tere ko sarkari naukri mil gayi

Megha said...

are wah....congrats...hardik subhecha..

Chanz said...

moral of the story : turn off predictive text... :P

Quirky said...

Lol, fun read SP.. Also liked v muj the eyeroll and chillax explanation :)

санжог said...

It was nice...i am smiling... and pleased that you got a job...you make the job look good! not the other way around!

If you are in Pune let me know which branch they put you in..may be will come down and pay you visit and give you some head ache.

Karthik said...

Congratulations, dude. That's nice to know. Party timeeee!!!! ;)
I can so relate to this post in every sense. I too gave my Bank exam just like you. ;)
And the thing about typos; oh, man. they could be pain sometimes. We were once practicing skit in college and one of the girls had not yet come. So I sent her a message saying, "Come soon," but later I realized that 'soon' had become 'room'. lol... :P
Soooopar post!

Chanz said...

u have been tagged... check ma blog


Saurabh Panshikar said...

Thank you... Well you keep me going... Just trying to make you remember me when you emmmmm decide about the properties! lol

Thanks man... Good to hear from you

Thanks a lot... Coming from you, its a gr8 compliment

Hehe Thanks... I better be aware of you... I follow your blog, so I know how you are behind all the sarkari naukars!

Dhanyavaad! :-)

Nice idea, but totally impossible... It'd take ages to type msgs!
Taking up your TAG soon

Thank You ji! Quirky like me post, me happy happy!

sure dude... Will be happy to help you! Hope you come with all the taiyarri that Pankaj Kapoor came with in the serial "Office Office"

@Thanks man... Typos make you look like a loser sometimes! So did that gal come to your ROOM?

Pesto Sauce said...

Its not cakewalk clearing these exams

and be wary of typos...can land you in trouble

Oxymoron said...

hey....congratulations....it's always nice to have a job isn't it...unfortunately am still pretty much jobless :(...and if that wasn't bad enough i am the king of typos...and in my case they often take a turn for the worse...

Anshul Dixit said...

hey nice read.. enjoyed ur post and so went thru other posts as well.. so u'r a banker cum blogger huh ?? Well i m workin wid an mnc bt i so desperately wanna work with a bank... tryin to crack some PO exam.. hope u won't mind me nagging u for a few tips sm day :)...

littleWriter (Anunoy) said...

haha whatta journey... neway congratz :-)

Abhilash Ruhela said...

can u plz help me putting my indiblogger rank on my bloggers page like yours? Plz reply...Im abhilash...I have logged in into the site...my approval is pending..so can u tell me what time will it take to approve my blog..???

CRD said...

hehe..awesome post dude..what made you wait so long, you should've posted this a long time ago :)


Saurabh Panshikar said...

@Pesto Sauce
So, I have realised! Thanks man. Typos are lethal!

Don't worry... You do a good JOB creating typos!

@Anshul Dixit
Sure man... Advice is one thing I love to give away!

Thanks a lot

I've mailed you regarding this

Thanks man. As I said, I wanted to the give the 'whole truth'
So waited so long!
Anyways I liked your langoor story!

Anonymous said...

Not sure where to post this but I wanted to ask if anyone has heard of National Clicks?

Can someone help me find it?

Overheard some co-workers talking about it all week but didn't have time to ask so I thought I would post it here to see if someone could help me out.

Seems to be getting alot of buzz right now.


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