Those of you that know me in the real world know that I don't have a cellphone. Now, being without a cellphone in 21st century India puts one in funny situations at times. Here is one incident that happened when I had just joined my present job.
Receptionist (Opening a register of employee contact information): Sir, can I have your cellphone number...in case someone wants to contact you
Moi: No, sorry, I don't have a mobile phone
R (Incredulous look on his face): Sir, but we'll keep it confidential...won't give it to anyone
M: No, really, I don't have a mobile phone!
R: Sir, but we need it for our records...
(At this time a 'worker' walks in carrying a heavy case. He keeps it on a table nearby, fishes out a mobile from his pocket and dials...)
R: Sir, even *he* has a cell phone...
M (big smile on my face): Well, OK...what you mean by that!?
R: Sir, you *really* don't have a mobile?
M: No, *really*, I don't have a mobile...do you want to check my bags now to confirm it?
R: No...sir, sorry...
(Moi walks out of the door...the 'worker' suspiciously follows me out, staring at me most of the time...)