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By Smittynumerouno - / Friday 28 October 2016 03:13 / United States
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I applaud your patience, but that guy had no interest in what you had to say. Older folks in border states tend to be extremely bitter about ANY reminders of the local immigrants. One time a guy ranted at me for 5 min straight about the Spanish side of a box after he had ALREADY READ the English side. He was just offended that the Spanish was there at all. "The hell is this gobbledygook all over the side, why the hell should I have to look at it?! I'm an American goddammit, DO I LOOK LIKE

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The customer was probably not listening and OP had to keep repeating and starting over and over. Customer was also probably yelling over the top and stuff

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Instead of trying to explain over and over, OP could have literally just turned a box around and shown him the English.

Was it like store boxes filled with items that needed to be merchandized, or boxes you buy as is with labels on the front? If it's the first, it shouldn't matter because those boxes don't stay in the store anyway, he doesn't need to read them. And could he have easily turned them around himself? Either way it's not a reason to yell at you, items having both a Spanish and English side is not new in the US, you think being on the older side he would know this. I don't think you should've apologize

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no, they don't, not if their boss says they dont idk about you but every job ive had if i had just not even tried to make anything better i wouldve been fired even if the person is beinv completely unreasonable you still have to take that shit on the chin in low paying customer service jobs

I applaud your patience, but that guy had no interest in what you had to say. Older folks in border states tend to be extremely bitter about ANY reminders of the local immigrants. One time a guy ranted at me for 5 min straight about the Spanish side of a box after he had ALREADY READ the English side. He was just offended that the Spanish was there at all. "The hell is this gobbledygook all over the side, why the hell should I have to look at it?! I'm an American goddammit, DO I LOOK LIKE

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I don't understand why you're being downvoted. You made a true point, and then told a personal anecdote that proved your point, all the while being funny.

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To be honest, this is many old folks in general. They're used to things being a certain way, and they figure they're old enough that they shouldn't have to adjust to change.

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I am. We've had bilingual boxes in Texas for many years. You have to be a real idiot to not know how to turn it around.

15 minutes to apologize? Did you give him a lecture on the conquistadors, colonialism, indigenous peoples, manifest destiny, NAFTA and white privilege? You should have just spun the box around and tell him, "This all goes away when we build The Wall," and wink.

Absolutely no surprise at all here. I work for Frito Lay and whenever I'd service a Fiesta or some other Mexican grocery store it would never fail that there would be someone in there bitching about everything being in Spanish. Bruh, you're in a Mexican market what do you expect?

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