Re: English please
by Jeffrey - Posted Tue October 17, 2006 @ 10:29 AM
Si usted puede leer esto, usted puede conseguir un buen trabajo.
I can't understand why you were bothered that the workers were speaking Spanish to each other, behind the counter. As long as they speak and understand English when they are speaking with you, what does it matter. Heck, it's better this way, since non-customer facing employees can get instructions in their more comfortable language.
Yes, if you ask a cashier for "lemon juice" and she doesn't know what that means, there is a problem.
By the way, it's "jugo del limn" Honey is "miel." If someone asked me for "jugo del limn," I'd think "hmmm... sounds like 'lemon' to me" and try that. Something makes me think the communication issue was deeper than language.
I don't know about these particular employees, but I think there a lot of citizens that aren't fluent in English. You may not like that, but it's a fact. Don't accuse non-English speakers of being citizens.
Also, I checked the Constitution and it doesn't say anything about citizens having the right to buy greasy chicken from only English speakers. Y'know?