This incident happened around couple of months back and whenever I remember this, I could not stop laughing.
One day, my gas got emptied and since I don’t have an alternate cylinder, I immediately called up the Customer care. The conversation went on like this:-
He: Hello.. Boliye Madam
Me: Mere Consumer Number hai XYZ
He: Ok. Ek Minute, check kartha hu
After around 2-3 mins
He:- Ye Gas XYZ naam pe hai na
Me: Ha. Abhi cylinder kaali hogayi hai. Tho aap thurant gas Bejenge?
He: Accha.. Magar Madam, Aapko Gas nahi de sakthe hum
Me (Shocked): Kya.. Magar Kyu..
He: Kyuki, aap tho Pipe Gas use kar rahe hai na, tho aap do tharah ke gas use nahi kar sakthi isliye.
Me (more shocked): Kya Pipe Gas.. Humari building me tho pipe gas nahi hai.. Infact pipe gas ka kaam abhi shuru kiya hai.. wo katam hone keliye aur 6 months tho lagenge
He: Accha, Hum isliye bol rahe hai ki, aap tho pichle nau mahine se (9 months) Gas order nahi kiya hai, isliye
Me (totally embarrassed): Wo kya hai na, hum dono hi rahete hai, husband and wife. Tho dono bhi subhah kaam pe chale jaate hai na isliye zyaada use nahi hoti hai, isliye order nahi kiya
He (laughing): Acha.. Ye baat hai. Samaj Saktha hu me. Tik Hai Madam, me turant order place kardeta hu, aapko jaldi miljayenge. Thanks.
And he just hanged the phone.
Seriously I got so embarrassed; I didn’t know what to say. Actually, PK travelled a lot that time. He was out of station atleast for 3-4 days in a week. Hence, I was all alone and I don’t feel like cooking when I am alone and I just depended on my canteen food. So no cooking means no consumption of Gas and hence we didn’t order gas for 9 months.
So What about you? How many months once you usually order the Gas at Home? Have you also undergone this type of embarrassment anytime?