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I knew my bank was changing names, but when I called today, they were no longer English speaking. The recording answered in Spanish. Thinking that I made a mistake maybe somehow, I hung up and called back. I did this 3 times, each time, all in Spanish. I started pushing buttons thinking I could get English but, instead I just got disconnected. I wondered, what's up with this?
I rode down and drove through the drive thru asking the teller for some information and now, I had to walk in. Inside I was told the person was fixing this but it might take a couple of days because the tech only spoke spanish.
I asked if they were only taking peso's.
For added fun, I noticed the ATM was down and I had to look... Yep, all instructions only in Spanish.
I live in an area where the only Spanish speaking person is my best friend, Doris. She listened and told me that the tape said, " at this time, we cannot accept English."
too true. lol. Just for the heck of it, I just tried the number and we are still speaking spanish. Why couldn't it had been french?
I don't speak Spanish either.
But for TRUE English speakers, even America can be a hard place to be understood.
Metroplex, is simply not a word.
Neither is faucet. Tap is the correct term.
Garbage. Nope, that'll be rubbish.
You can take the elevator. I'll take the lift, thanks.
No trucks. Only lorries.
A shopping cart is a shopping trolley.
I'm serious here. I have been in conversations with Americans where we just stare blankly at each other and don't know what the other one is talking about.
I blame your father. And his father.
But language aside, Americans can absolutely not drive.
Where I come from, I must have a minimum of ten lessons with a licensed, bonded and insured instructor before I can take my test (which is a proper driving test, and not just a trip around the block). So the next time someone cuts you up, remember Americans cannot drive because they were never properly taught to.
How odd, because when I go to another's country I don't criticize their language, because... it isn't mine to criticize.
I simply won't go back.
I'm not criticising it (we use s's, you use z's)!
I am merely pointing out that your English is different to our English.
Your Spanish is different to our Spanish too, you know.
I was, however, criticising your driving.
That really is very bad.
I don't want you to ever think that I bad mouth America.
I love America.
I just like pointing out that it is second best to England.
Second place ain't bad though, eh?
Last edited by Ian Gills; 09-25-2010 at 04:33 PM.
It's very well documented in these here pages.
Come on, a silver medal ain't all that bad.
And nice to see an American male in the ring for change. Very unsual. I thought it was only the girls that did that over here.
Last edited by Ian Gills; 09-28-2010 at 06:03 PM.