SBI asks customer in shorts to go back. 4 problems they can fix instead
A man, in a pair of shorts, showed up at a State Bank of India branch in West Bengal. He was asked to go home, dress properly, and come back.
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Apart from endless lunch breaks and long waiting hours, the State Bank of India is now famous for asking customers to dress up properly. An SBI customer took to Twitter to describe the whole incident. He went to one of the SBI branches wearing a pair of shorts and was told to go back, said a Twitter user called Ashish.
The SBI staff asked Ashish to wear full pants as the branch expects customers to “maintain decency”. Angry with the bank, the customer said, “Is there some sort of an official policy on what a customer can wear and cannot wear?”
Hey @TheOfficialSBI went to one of your branch today wearing shorts, was told that I need to come back wearing full pants as the branch expects customers to "maintain decency"Is there some sort of an official policy on what a customer can wear and cannot wear?— Ashish (@ajzone008) November 16, 2021
Quite unexpected, right? Well, this is not the first time that the SBI has asked their customers to dress 'properly' for their visit to the bank.
In 2017, a similar incident happened at an SBI branch in Pune. A customer was denied entry because he was wearing shorts! And not just the security guard, the branch manager too asked him to go back and dress appropriately.
A DRESS CODE TO VISIT A BANK? A dress code for visiting a bank branch is as weird as Ranveer Singh’s choice of outfits. Instead, the SBI staff can focus on these and have people thank them, maybe?
1. THE LONG LUNCH BREAKS
SBI’s neverending lunch breaks are quite popular. You will see a meme on social media on the long lunch hours of SBI every now and then. Here are a few for you to enjoy:
When the new sbi recruit starts halping customer instead of going on lunch break Senior Manager: pic.twitter.com/ita3AWfAOQ— Arvind Schröödinger?✍️ (@being__paranoid) April 7, 2021
Me waiting in nearby SBI branch for the lunch break to end. pic.twitter.com/KyvdwRsbtg— ?T . O . M . A . L ?? (@samaj_premi) August 17, 2021
SBI employees 5 seconds later after lunch break pic.twitter.com/F4RGESZoXG— HEinChain (@heinchain) May 9, 2020
2. SENDING CUSTOMERS TO DIFFERENT COUNTERS
Ever tried opening a bank account at an SBI branch? If yes, you might relate to this one. The SBI staff will make you go to a thousand different counters, a thousand times (trust me, been there done that!).
3. SERVER DOWN HAI!
Apparently when their lunch break is (finally) over, they often tell you “server down hai” while checking your details on their system.
4. ASKING FOR A MILLION FORMS
Yes, you definitely need documentation while opening a bank account but not as much as the State Bank of India makes you fill.
Ever faced anything similar at SBI (or any other bank)? Let us know in the comments.