Thursday, March 15, 2012

Your back is important for the customer.

When I advised on exercising caution on the kind of jokes you tell at work, Sushma commented on the post about an incident at her work. In a nutshell, it is about how the spoken language affects the way you write. The sender of the email was waiting for a feedback and the sender asked Sushma to feed him back before the end of the day!

Like I have mentioned countless times before, I work with people who doesn't speak English unless they have to communicate with me. For me, this proves to be a challenge most of the time. The challenges are counterbalanced by the many occasions these interactions makes me laugh.

Most recent occasion was an email request to respond. The intention of the sender was to remind me to reply to his email with a plan. So the email was ended thus. "Please give me your back".

Tags: Musings,Work



21 comments:

  1. LOL! Have you heard Jeppiaar's English?! His English rocks. He'll convey what he wants in the way he wants but with utmost confidence! :D You should hear him :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq02OOzo1YE
    (Check that out and have a blast :D)

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    1. I think I have heard about this person. I haven't watched the video yet. Thanks for sharing the link. Will check it out later. :)

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    2. @jen:) "Students, no talking in my front."

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  2. LOL... same thing did happen to me few days back... My teacher wanted me to stand under the tree so he said " go and understand the tree" ;)

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    1. he he he. Understand is so commonly used joke

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  3. Lol... Anyway better be careful while you are around that guy. Who knows what he actually meant.. ;)

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    1. :) Will keep this advice in mind.

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  4. LOL... one of my sir once scolded a guy in my class with.. he wanted to say - I'll throw you outta the window... N he ended up pointing at him n saying... "Don't talk too much or i'll jump out of the window!" :P (The pointing finger was supposd to imply that the JUMP referred to the boy! ROFL)

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    1. In every college, there is one professor who jumbles up the words in English to provide comedy for rest of the people. :)

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  5. Hey good one- I recently had few more of the cross-cultural hiccup communication. I might try making a humour post soon.

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    1. You should and will wait for that. :)

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  6. Ha ha. It is fun to be working with Non-English Speaking Natives right? :-)

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    1. English is not our mother tongue. We provide comic relief for them and vice versa. :)

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