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Old 02-24-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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Oh, I've seen clients throw 'mini' tantrums because nobody spoke Spanish, but they usually just walk out. Nothing major like stomping feet.
If I see that, I swear that I'll tell them:
"No seas imbecil y deja la lloradera"
(Don't be stupid and stop crying about it)
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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My wife was openly discriminated against at a job interview for a receptionist position because she had the wrong 'heritage.' I on the other hand haven't run into anything really.
what happened? how did you find that out?
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Are you sure that that was the reason?
I've never seen anybody throw a tantrum because nobody would speak Spanish to them.
nobody should feel entitled to have their language from their origin country spoken to them. just as I don't expect ppl in foreign countries to speak english.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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nobody should feel entitled to have their language from their origin country spoken to them. just as I don't expect ppl in foreign countries to speak english.
I don't expect people to speak native american, either.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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The discrimination isn't as "in your face" as it used to be, but there are times that I do feel it ever so subtley. Fortunately, I've grown thick-skinned over the years and don't let it get to me. When people are determined to be ignorant, nothing I say or do is going to change that.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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There's noway that discrimination here can be compared to other places in the Midwest and the South.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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There's noway that discrimination here can be compared to other places in the Midwest and the South.
Oh, it's here...just not blatant as I believe other places might be. Regardless, the OP didn't ask for a comparison, so I wasn't responding to that.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If I see that, I swear that I'll tell them:
"No seas imbecil y deja la lloradera"
(Don't be stupid and stop crying about it)

LOL, I'll try to remember that, or maybe I'll just learn the language

I've also seen people switch to perfect English after realizing no one here speaks Spanish.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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LOL, I'll try to remember that, or maybe I'll just learn the language

I've also seen people switch to perfect English after realizing no one here speaks Spanish.
This. My husband works for a weekly hotel chain and he is constantly yelled at for not speaking Spanish. He has a sign for the basic terminology, but doesn't know any more than that. He has been screamed at, had things thrown at him, accused of being racist - because he doesn't speak Spanish.

And just about every time when his customers realize he can't speak it and can't leave the office to hunt down someone who can, they switch to perfect English.

My daughter encountered this while working at Six Flags as well. I don't understand how someone is considered racist and threatened because they don't speak Spanish. Especially when the one doing the ranting can also speak English.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:32 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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The Constitution of the United States was written in English. Translations were not provided.

Folks need to learn to deal with that.
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