Everyone who's had a broken refrigerator in the Indian summers, will understand the desperation. One such owner of a malfunctioning new fridge put out a distressed appeal on Twitter yesterday for help. Nothing wrong with that, except that he tagged Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Ram Vilas Paswan in his tweet. Swaraj's response had Twitter in splits.
The user who uses just one name on Twitter -- Venkat -- and tweets from the handle @M_VenkatM, tagged Paswan and Swaraj in his tweet to complain about his faulty Samsung refrigerator.
— Venkat (@M_VenkatM) June 13, 2016
"Dear Ministers, @Samsung_IN sold me a defective refrigerator, they r not ready to replace," he wrote with a screenshot of the company's response attached. Swaraj, who, in her career as Union External Affairs Minister, must have encountered many strange complaints, knew exactly how to handle this unique situation.
Brother I cannot help you in matters of a Refrigerator. I am very busy with human beings in distress. https://t.co/cpC5cWBPcz
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 13, 2016
And of course Twitter lost its s**t completely.
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) June 13, 2016
@SushmaSwaraj hahaha mam very funny this is.Actually ppl r so impressed wid u that they feel u can solve any of their problems
— varun mehra (@varunmehra) June 13, 2016
— See Ma (@iGeekyChic) June 13, 2016
@vicramb I need to get my Kindle replaced.. wonder if she can help :)
— Atul (@atulmathew) June 13, 2016
@SushmaSwaraj Sushma ji: Next, you will be called to help out fights between husband and wife. 😃
— Suresh Kochattil (@kochattil) June 13, 2016
We can understand what all you have to address...
Men, Refrigerators and some times Men in the Refrigerators. :)
— Blue Marble (@zindaplanet) June 13, 2016
@SushmaSwaraj Sushmaji's response is cool, refrigerator or not.
— Neel Rao (@neelrao) June 13, 2016
Hope your refrigerator problem is solved now, Venkat.