Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Home's not where the heart is

I went to a property expo in Dubai along with Mr Subu.
“Indians are flush with money. There is no recession. Better buy a house now or regret forever,” campaigned a marketing guy.
He continued in a rapid tone as if selling tomatoes: “Don’t keep thinking too much. Just buy,”
I got him closer: “It is really great to hear that all Indians have become rich. Why is it that I and Mr Subu are not in that list though we are also Indians? We think twice even to buy potatoes.”
The guy looked astonished for a moment, checked around and murmured: “Boss. Do not say just two of you. I am also in your list. That makes us three. It’s just that I am doing my job.”
Before I could finish laughing, he went on: “Buy that plot near Shirdi. It will fetch you millions of rupees in just a few years.”

31 comments:

  1. Oh well, if its any consolation I am also in that list...;)

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  2. hahahaha :D the marketing guys would just say anything :P

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  3. Ha ha ...quite an interesting read.

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  4. A friend of mine said once that marketing guys are trained in such a way that they can even sell ice creams in North pole :)

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  5. Very true! Anything goes when it comes to marketing things :).

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  6. i wish i had a number or two of those rich rich recession proof indians!
    *sigh*

    your reply to the marketing guy was cool :))

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  7. You sold that flat in Burj Khalifa?:):)

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  8. All indians are rich - How i wish it were true.
    oh, now sites at shirdi?. They will even sell the same plot to 3-4 people.

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  9. He was doing his assigned job quite well, is it not?

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  10. Funny how these guys are.
    Hope you are doing alright.

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  11. Better buy a house now or regret forever - sorry to have to tell you this but this is part of the reason we in England are in such a financial mess. Banks were lending money to buy houses at many times peoples salaries - the result? Many found themselves struggling and unable to manage.

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  12. oh! for your followers: we didn't go with cheque books like many visitors!
    The person at Hiranandani stall was lamenting about Mahrashtra developers making brisk business..

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  13. hmmm...bravo for his honesty and bravo for you bringing him to it....

    wow....plot for sale...

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  14. There is no doubt that the property market is booming. I know, the prices in Gurgaon have more than doubled in the last about three years.
    Yes, my friend, you and I are not so rich because we are neither part of a political set up nor are we part of 2G scam loot.

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  15. As usual lots of smile for this post :):):) P.S.- I am really busy these days sir. This is the main reason why I am not updating my blog on a regular basis. Take care !!!

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  16. lol! interesting read.
    your neighbours too are not different from you :D

    we too in same list :D

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  17. Typical salemanship! Nice to know that the world thinks that all Indians are RICH!

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  18. jeez h/s RR :P U bet! Tirupathi is no better!

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  19. aai macha,
    enna eppo oru puthu veedu vanganmennu yosana, yarokko vendy yaro kettiya veedu thane athu,yar vangarutho yar ange settle akutho athu yarukku theriyum, nee munnady enkitte solliyittu erunthathu sondhama oru ground vanki sondham plan pady thajmahal mathiri oru veedu kettanamennu thane,apparam enna idea marippokuthu, marketting guy appaditha sollumenru unakku nalla theriyumille.avarukku ,yar vela athikam kodukkurutho avarkku tha veedu,

    nee town-nnu koncham marry kattrum veyilum nalla adikkira edam parthu koncham ground vankiyidu(town pakkathil erunthal polution adhikamaerikkum athinale town nnu koncham thalli tha nallathu)apparam pthussa nalla plan panny periya veedu kettalam-enna

    subbu annavikittem koncham solly vay, apparam vela ellam nalla pokatha- akkavukitte nan kettennu sollu.

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  20. Lol...poor chap and seriously...buying potatoes is getting very expensive as well!

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  21. lol
    i am also in that list
    and good advice

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  22. Hey Chetta.. Hope you remember me. My blog had gone haywire for months coz of some inexplicable reasons. Any way nice to see you all alive and functioning. :-)

    n yea abt the post...real time ,real time... Sheer marketing..!! But India is still poor.. I got a chance to visit the Great Indian Slums and Villages during my Bhopal Days.. It was horrible... No hope for the next 50 years.. :-(
    But Major Indian Cities have grown rich...Thats very well true. :-) So but the land in Shiridi ASAP. :-P.

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  23. :) He is just doing his job. Poor thing! :) SO did you buy? ;)

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  24. Good that you met a die-hard salesman.

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  25. So which plot are you planning to buy? :D

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  26. lol...never give up seems to be his mantra. So, did you give in?

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  27. If its not too late, add me also to that list!

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