The caller (a female voice) on my 'personal' mobile phone:
Caller : Hello???
Me : Yes....
Caller : Is this Meghna Garg from ABC ltd.
Me : Yes..... (hopes rising...:-))
Caller : I am xyz calling from blah blah consultancy
Me : Yes.....
(Hopes rising again - its good to talk to placement consultants especially when your resume is up on the job portal)
Caller : I wanted the number of your HR deparment......(pause)
Me : ???!!!! (confused) what??? why??? (thinking all sorts of things)
Caller : I wanted to ask about the empanellent of our consultancy at your company...
Me : (Mustering up courage... faking a stern voice) How did you get my number xyz???
Caller : From your resume on the job portal :-P :-) (perhaps grinning at her own smartness)
Me : Here goes.....xxxxxxxxx (
(chickened out from a smart cookie reply hoping someday she'd call me for the right reason ;-)
Me : (Aloud to my fellow co workers) What a NERVE!!!!!