Friday, June 15, 2007

errands day

Are you sick of seeing the same entry everytime you come here?

Me too.

But i've not have time to do any photo editing so this entry's just gonna be text text and more text.

I had a job interview at Borneo Motors all the way at Redhill today at 9.40am. I was applying for the position of Customer Service Assistant, selling their extended warranty package.

It was crazy cos i had to wake up at 7am and that's the earliest i've woken up for the past 2 weeks. What's even more crazy was that i actually slept at 4.30am!

What's wrong with me!

Part of the reason why i slept so late was that i caught a movie at GV Grand yesterday.

It wasn't that fantastic seriously. Between the fake hair on Sue (Jessica Alba - who's damn hot) and the CGI-ness of the Silver Surfer, the show kinda tanked for me. There wasn't even a spectacular show of powers, just some lameass combine power shizz. I don't wanna reveal too much here, but seriously, they think Captain Planet ar?

Apparently there's someone acting as the Silver Surfer. It's not purely CGI. I can't say the same for Olinda thou.

Ok, that was a super HUGE digression. Back to the interview.

While i was on the train towards Redhill, it started pouring donkeys and ogres! I had no choice but to cab down to the location, even thou it was seriously walking distance from the station.

Apparently there's a $2 surcharge from 7 - 9.30am and it was only 9.15am then. But the thing was, the driver waived it off! He charged me only $2.60. Don't ask me why, cos i saw the meter displaying $4.50.

So, i went up to the interview place and lo and behold, i saw 2 other temp-looking guys filling in forms. And they were all decked out in office wear - leather shoes, pants and long sleeved shirts! It was a good thing i decided to go in pants and long sleeves too, although i was wearing my Converse sneakers.

I actually thought i would be the only one being interviewed!

Silly me.

I peeked at the list and there were close to 10 names on it! Stressed!

Anyway, the interview went smoothly, with some minor bumps when i told him i actually knew nothing about cars. But i more than made up for it in the little test that the interviewer threw at me.

I became suspicious of his intentions when he motioned me to read the brochure on the product, so i read it extra carefully. When i looked up from it, he smiled at me and threw me the big one.

He told me to pretend that he's the customer and try to sell him the product.

I was abit stunned at first, but i regained my posture, put on my best telemarketer voice and pili pala bing bong biang-ed in my powerpacked English.

He even tested me with the kaobei customer persona by saying, "Oh, i tot your cars are very durable one, why do i even need to purchase this extended warranty? Isn't it like throwing money into the drain?"

I was like thinking, "is that the best you can muster?"

I immediately shot back a rhetorical question.

"You also don't want anything to happen to you, but why do you buy insurance? It's the same principle, it's just to safeguard. I'm not saying that our cars are not durable, it's just a security net for you because you never know with so many electronic parts in the car, if something might happen right?"


I totally rocked the interview la!

After the interview, i started on my tour of Singapore.

First i cabbed down to ICA Building at Lavender to replace my lost IC (fucking $100 T.T), then i went to the Oakley Service Center at Tanjong Pagar to change my earpads (FOC), after which i went all the way back to Yishun to replace my SAFRA card (FOC with police report).

I literally huan2 dao3 jui1 jui1 jui1-ed.

So boys and girls, losing your wallet with all your documentations inside is a mightily troublesome thing to do. So remember to always check if your wallet is still on you. If possible, refrain from bringing out unnecessary cards and such if you plan to get DRUNK!

I realised my entry's very longwinded and wordy. Sorry for that!

EDIT: I got the job! =)))

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Posted by juni @ 17:14


I don't want you to think of me as an eavesdropper so I'll just say that I'm listening to music instead of my neighbour's maid flirting with my other neighbour's driver.


I like it when people think of me as an intellectual so I will list a bunch of intellectual-sounding books here, even those I don't plan to read.


Since I can't list my porn collection here, I'll just leave it this way until I can force myself to watch non-pornographic stuff, which may or may not happen.