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Convenience

November 26th, 2008 · 5 Comments

If you read the first blog post I made after moving to China, you might walk away with the impression that living here is inconvenient.  In fact, it’s more of a toss-up.  Some things are in fact ridiculously inconvenient (like having to go to the cable TV office to pay bills in person), while others are ridiculously convenient (like hiring someone to go to the cable TV office for you).

My most convenient moment of the month?  Just having used Windows Live Messenger to order delivery right to my doorstep from any restaurant in Shanghai (for about $2.20US)

Adam says (7:03 PM):
hi, i’d like to make an order from indian kitchen.  my phone number is 135xxxxxxxx
Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ? says (7:05 PM):
pls wait a sec
is ur room no. 1705 or 910?
Adam says (7:06 PM):
910
Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ? says (7:06 PM):
ok
item p,s
Adam says (7:06 PM):
i’d like 1 order vegetable samosa, 1 order butter chicken masala, and 1 order white rice
Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ? says (7:07 PM):
anything else?
Adam says (7:07 PM):
nope
Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ? says (7:07 PM):
ok let me checj
check
Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ? sends:
    1 (15KB)  Open(Alt+P)
Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ? says (7:08 PM):
this is ur bill, pls check
  You have successfully received C:\Users\adamjh\Documents\My Received Files\1.htm from Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ?.
Adam says (7:10 PM):
great, thank you
Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ? says (7:11 PM):
u’re welcome
have a good time
Adam says (7:11 PM):
thanks you too
Sherpa’s —This is CSR Cookie , how can I help you ? says (7:11 PM):
byebye

Tags: Miscellaneous

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marisol O // Nov 27, 2008 at 2:13 am

    You see? Windows Live Messenger TOTALLY ROCKS!!! We save people in China from this kind of trouble, what else could you ask for? ;)

    Take care my friend,
    -Sol

  • 2 Steven // Nov 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    We need that in Seattle!

  • 3 Lo // Nov 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Awww… why don’t I have this service here?

    Where did you get THAT?

  • 4 Lo // Nov 30, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    BTW, Adam, watch out for food, I just have had some NATURAL GAS FLAVOUR LUNCHEON MEAT from Carrefour.

    Damn’ed China.

  • 5 Josh // Dec 3, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Well, I gotta say that is convenient. I have an irrational hatred for conducting business over the phone, so that would be awesome. Plenty of places have online ordering now (and sites like grubhub.com are starting to centralize that, somewhat), but it would be nice just to tell someone what I want from where and have it show up.

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