Saturday, November 22, 2008

Legal Loan Sharks on the Loose..

Received a call from CitiBank about a week back..
It started off innocently enough..
I received a call..
The person on the other line introduced herself..
Being in sales myself, I was nice and polite.. Didn't hang up on her like most people would haha..

Then came the usual, oh as you are a valued client blah blah.. We would like to extend our offer of blah blah blah..
Which is basically some credit transfer for lower interest rate..

After informing her that it is not necessary as I do not have any loan outstanding, I was prepared to hang up the phone politely..
Then she made another "offer".. Oh we have credit lines that you can get at a attractive interest rate of blah blah..
Again, being polite, I told her.. Oh that's not necessary as I do not intend to get a loan or extra credit..

Then.. I think she stepped over the line when she said.. Oh Sir.. Why is that so?.. Maybe there's a dream holiday destination that you would like to go to? Or maybe you would like to start a business?..

How many people got tempted by that?.. And how many people are suffering because of the great "offer"?..
Many people out there not planning their finances well are already suffering due to overspending and bad money management.. That could be due to ignorance or irresponsible spending..

But for a bank.. to suggest you borrow money to go on your dream holiday and stuff like that.. That to me is just so wrong..

--Ginseng Tonic Maker-- Credit for you Sir?

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Avenue Q

Watched Avenue Q over the weekend with Mich.
Must say I enjoyed it.
Think I just like some brainless fun haha..
Like their tagline says.. Kids stay at home and watch Sesame Street..
Like Sesame Street, there are puppets.. And like Sesame Street..
Basically that's where the similarity ends! haha..

Lessons Learnt:
1) Do not procrastinate! - Kept procrastinating and had to book higher category tickets as there were not many good seats left..
2) Internet is FOR PORN!

Don't want to talk too much about the play as there may be people who are still waiting to catch it..
It's worth the money if you ask me =).. And I do not say that often haha..

--Ginseng Tonic Maker-- Purpose?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Quote of the Day

"As strong as my legs are,
it is my mind that has made me into a champion."

- Michael Johnson

The power of the Mind..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker-- Mind Power..