I was surprised when I received this call a few days ago:
1. Auntie-like employee from corporate company whom ALD sang for in April.
Auntie: “Ah….you know the cheque ah…Ah I wanna ask you har, if you want to join our GIRO system…..”
*My 1st thought: Har?! U mean the cheque is not even mailed out yet!??! I’ve been waiting for 2 months! I paid my musicians first, and if they had bought food with the payment, would have been removed from their bowels long time ago and perhaps already an extract FROM Newater.*
Auntie continued: “…Ah because you know ah, sometimes the cheques we sent out got lost, and we have to go back and check, so quite troublesome…”
*Irritation level – upped.*
Me: “So how long will the process be if I apply for GIRO? How long will I get the payment in?”
Auntie: “Oh, you have to go to the bank to apply, fill in the form, and let the bank do the check for you…cos we can’t do the check on our side…”
*Irritation level upped more –> 1st time experiencing the infamous Tai-chi stroke commonly known among 9-5 office comrades*
Auntie reiterated:”…Yah so it’s better for you to join our GIRO system…otherwise ah, if we lost the cheque ah…. blah blah blah“
Me: “Sorry, but I really don’t have time to go to the bank, and also we’re an entertainment company, so that time we only performed a one-off, so we don’t perform regularly for your company…Can you just send the cheque to us.”
Auntie: “Yah yah I know…ok, then I send cheque to you, but if the cheque got lost ah, then you have to wait even longer ah……”
Broke out in cold sweat: What if she purposely writes the address wrongly just to irritate the hell out of me?
Me: “Ok, pls send the cheque”
*Verified address twice*
What the hell was she thinking? Sorry but you got the wrong person to #^%)*&)_!!!!