I drove to another bank to do my transactions. I made some payments with cheques. After that I asked the teller if she could kindly stamp on my voucher the date received. Her answer was, "Sorry, I can't." I asked why and her reply was my Officer's instructions. She then turned and asked her Officer. "Tak boleh." was the Officer's reply. Hmmm...I was wondering why so I asked the Officer why it can't be done. It is just a received stamp. The other bank normally put that stamp for me. Guess what her reply was? "You are paying by cheque. Not cleared." Huh??? I explained that I am not asking for the 'Cleared' stamp but the 'Received' stamp. Received means you took the cheque. Miss Officer took a look at me and said..."Same and she continued with her conversation on the phone." Is cleared and received the same? Do we speak the same kind of English here? I can't help but agree with another lady at the bank. The last batch of staff was more competent. The older ones. They have since retired or some have left. They understand us better. These present staff come 'armed' with degrees but do they serve the public better? They can hardly understand simple English.
My friend has some interesting incidents too. She works in the Human Resources Department. This was what one applicant put as the answer on the Resume form to be filled in. Under the column Sex...the answer written was...SOMETIMES! There are some who put even funnier answers. Can you just imagine? Then came the telephone answering skills. One girl picked up the phone and said...Hello, (name of company stated by her) followed by this...Who's spoking?" !!!! Did she get the job? Need I say more?:o)
*** The above are my own opinions/views based on experiences I've had. They are not race or gender biased. TQ