I agree with Ram, take it and prove your mettle. It is just a matter of time. Moroever incidents like these makes you more confident. If they are thinking you are from "Panwala", let them be.
Use there Brand name and keep moving ahead. Not all people will be like the HR person so chill, also you dont have to work with the HR person, so dont let this oppurtunity pass by, unless you have somehting else in hand.
and remember years back when a tall guy applied for an announcer in a local radio station, he was rebuked by saying "go n sell apples, ur voice is not good at all", that guy was Amitabh Bachchan.
[ March 26, 2006: Message edited by: Ziblu Singh ]