Rant. Grrrrrrrrrrrr

Or why India s##ks in services.

You know those famous “Surina” wooden knitting needles and hooks? Well, googling and research led me to their Indian manufacturers’ website, and I dashed off an email, enquiring nicely if I could buy their stuff here in India. How nicely, you ask? Well, like this:

I found your website via someindianbusinesssite.com. I am very interested to know if I can buy the wooden crochet hooks and knitting needles that you sell (both straight and circular, in all sizes) here in India (I live in Visakhapatnam, AP). What would be the price?
Thank you for the information.
Mrs Fife

And this is the answer I get:

From: DHL INDIA EXPORTS<dhlindiaexport@yahoo.co.in>

Please dont sent again!!!

Is this how India does business?! I’m speechless with fury irritation frustration bewilderment total shock.

On the other hand, the man could have written back politely:

Dear Mrs Fife,

We are extremely sorry, but we much prefer nice green $$ notes and euros and pounds. We detest talking to or doing business with people in our own country *shudder*. Please refrain from bothering us with such frivolous queries.

Thank you kindly,

Poorly-etiquetted responder


Dear Mrs Fife,

Someone has obviously stolen our email ID. We do not now, have ever in the past or in the future intend touching such products with a 40-foot bargepole (not Surina wood). Please do not disturb our peace by enquiring about them.

Thank you kindly,

Badly-educated responder

So, how am I to take the mail? Opinions please!

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

8 thoughts on “Rant. Grrrrrrrrrrrr

  1. I am taking it as they don’t want to do business in their country. My SIL is from Shanghai, China and she told me that all the stuff they produce there for other countries, it is rarely available there for their own country. She has found more stuff in the US “made in China” than her own country.

  2. Breathtakingly rude, not to mention grammatically incorrect. Send it back with red corrections all over it and a note to complete their homework correctly next time.

  3. Hello Mrs. Fife,

    As per the comment on word express .com supplied on 5th June 06.
    Regarding DHL India Exports. Our reason for writing in such a way is that last year an Indian had cheated on us and tried to spoil our business. A man from Delhi contacted us and asked for the details of our company product and samples, which we gave him. He took all the information from us and started contacting our buyers with the samples that we provided him at a cheaper rate.
    And he also started spoiling our buyers market even. This is the reason why we don’t respond to Indian e-mail.

    Best Regards

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