Do you feel bad when you keep having to ask a foreigner to repeat himself?

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Subway lured me in again with their $5 footlong special. The damn guy taking my order was impossible to understand. I kept having to ask him to repeat himself and it made me feel like some kind of an asshole. I know I shouldn't feel bad but i do. :facepalm:

    Speaking of Subway, Their lettuce looked like it expired last week. The worse thing is that knife. They must only use one knife in the whole store. It sits in a cup of milky looking liquid. Then they pull it out, wipe it off with a paper towel (All clean now!!) and use it to cut your sandwich in half, and drop it back into the milky gunk. Food poisoning is probably on my agenda.
     
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    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    What?
     
  3. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I always figure your dad probably sounds like Shecky Greene. Do customers have to ask him to repeat himself when he uses too much Yiddish?
     
  4. Stew Nod

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    You are helping him learn to speak correctly by making him repeat

    Keep up the good work
     
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    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    No habla Ingles.
     
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    Happens at my subway all the time....I just point to what I want
     
  7. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    That's another thing that I need to bitch about. I know the routine. There's really no reason for the guy to have to talk with me. But he still feels like he has to ask me.
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    Lol...no shit...I make like I'm at the soup nazi...point shuffle point shuffle point shuffle pay
     
  9. Babs

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    Maybe if you talk louder....
     
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    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    You shouldn't make fun of people with foreign accents because they can usually speak at least one more language than you. :grad:
     
  11. Phan Neepack

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    You owe it to them to help them to learn to speak properly. If I was living in a foreign land, I'd want the locals to help me enunciate properly
     
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    I'm not making fun, I'm irritated because they aren't speaking one properly.
     
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    pardon?
     
  14. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Hey, how did the cookout go?
     
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    Maschine Zeit Well-Known Member

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    the foreigners are easier to understand than the native texans. IMO
     
  16. acagirl98

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    excellent! I didn't get pics but the food was a hit! I ended up doing part oven and finishing off on the kettle, doing the whole sauce/cook/sauce/cook/sauce so they were nice and sticky and carmelized :buffet: both drums and ribs!

    TY again for your help, and anyone else that was helpful :hat:
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I have Spanglish down pretty well. It's the other tongues I have a problem with.
     
  18. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    You inspired me to cook chicken yesterday. I soaked/marinated breasts and wings in Italian dressing all day then grilled them, brushing Italian on them while they were cooking. came out great!
     
  19. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    this is a good point, but I'll probably go the rest of my life talking to these people like they're stupid.



    I had an Indian guy from HP customer service leave me a profane voicemail after I bailed on our failed communication w/o buying anything... :jj:

    Yu arrrr fokking eeediottt. Yu modderfeckurrr
     
  20. Lemmy

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    Even if I understand them I make them repeat several times if I find their accent and/or odor objectionable. :toptip: