The Internet is not slow, sir, it is just not working, sir. Sorry you came all the way sir. Yes, I understand you called us before coming to check if Western Union is working at our Post office sir. Yes, it was working just before you came sir. Who’s that with you, Murphy, sir? And his laws, sir? Ah yes.
But my name is Mohammad Khan
A slow internet connection at a government-run organization is not that big a surprise. But a point of amusement was when I went to the National Bank of Pakistan (as they also offer Western Union Payments), and after waiting in line for at least 45 minutes, I found out that I’d have to wait another 15 minutes. Why? Because, according to the bank dude, Western Union checks ‘suspicious names’. And Mohammad with a Khan at the end is as suspicious as it gets. Yo, FBI, I am right here.
And this is in fact the ‘only’ thing that keeps me working for and within the social media scene: while waiting in line, I updated my status and promptly got two very helpful replies:
Thanks guys, much appreciated.