I got "mug"ged
A few months back, we'd been to a Tamil movie and marketing people from MetLife insurance were conducting a lucky draw under the garb of a "quiz." Not wanting to miss any opportunity, I participated in it, but, forgot all about it. Two weeks back, I got a letter from a representative from MetLife asking me to collect a surprise gift that I'd won! I was cautious enough to confirm that there are no strings attached.
And the D-day came. That was the last day to collect the gift and I'd to reach their office by 6 PM. Since I didn't have any liquid cash with me that day, I borrowed a hundred-rupee note from my friend Sanjeeth and hired an auto rickshaw to reach their office just in time. My friends might know how hard the decision to hire an auto would've been for me given how value-conscious I am ;) After establishing my identity beyond doubt and signing the necessary papers, the representative gave me a nice little box, which I frantically opened to find the above mug! It took 66 Indian Rupees for me and all I got was a mug (with MetLife advertised in it), an event planner (which I'll never use) and the knowledge that either both the autos had proper fare meters or both were tampered to the same effect!