Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely

After a phone call yesterday, I started dialing *888# as usual. In !dea, when you dial this number you’ll get a list of dialer tones from which you can opt a number to set the hello tune in your cell.

As I continued playing in that, I received an SMS “Dear Customer, Thanks for choosing the dialer tone. Rs. 30 will be deducted from the main balance.”

Oh God! I don’t even know what song I chose. Instead of pressing the number for the next page, I may have dialed some other digit. I tried to check what crap I picked by calling from my landline. It was the usual ring.

I messaged a few of my friends to dial my number and verify the song. They too didn’t hear any. Only 1 Re is remaining in my balance. Whatever, I decided to call customer care.

“Welcome to !dea customer care…” The usual procedures, press 1, 2, 3 etc. Finally over to customer care executive (CCE).

CCE: Hello Madam, How can I help you?

Me: Well, accidentally I’ve picked a dialer tone. Actually, I don’t need it. Is it possible to refund?

CCE: I’m afraid we can’t.

Me: Hmm… I tried to check which song I have selected from another phone. But I couldn’t hear any song. Why so? At least tell me, which song I chose?

CCE: Wait a second Ma’m… (After a pause) You have chosen a song named SHOW ME THE MEANING OF LONELY from the movie Backstreet Boys. It is activated now. Is there anything more to know?

Me: Err… No Thanks.

CCE: Thanks for calling.

Oops! That song is too much and hats off to CCE for her knowledge in music (Actually the song is third single off Backstreet Boys' 1999 album, Millennium). So my cell is going to sing this song of loneliness for next one month.


  1. hehe lonely.. i'm so lonely i have nobody (correction: main hoon na!!) ;)

  2. Well....as long as you didn't choose 'I Need You Tonight' you are fine. a very Happy Valentines Day to you :)

    1. Thank God...It didn't happen.
      Thanks Zach and wish you the same!!!

  3. LOL :P funny..
    i once changed my sim to get rid of such nonsense :P

    1. Hehehe...After one month,I wont sing that song again :)

  4. Hahaa...in my case it was more funnier..they themselves selected a callertune and kept charging me... :P

    1. Nice to know that there are many people like me :D

  5. hahah.. I was half expecting a poem :D good one girl :)