By ChickenBallsPlease - United Kingdom - King's Lynn
Today, I was eating at a Chinese restaurant, when I stopped the waitress to tell her that even though I am of Chinese heritage, I can't understand a word of Chinese. After an awkward silence, she told me she was actually speaking English. FML
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  jazzy_123  |  20

hey people make mistakes! I once heard a joke about a waitress asking a man "soup or salad?" but he thought she was saying "super salad" so he kept saying yes... ever since then I think waiters ask me "super salad" and I feel really dumb haha

  LalaDee561  |  8

71, the Super salad thing IS a joke. I heard it a LONG time ago and it made me think of the same thing when ever I was asked "soup or salad?“ I'm pretty sure it was an FML too.

By  The_Big_Boss  |  20

... You're dumb

  colton_colton  |  49

How is her not understanding an accent being dumb?

  kuzzy00  |  22

I'm from New Zealand. 1/3 of out population in Auckland City are Chinese. I've been around them all my life.
There's never an accent in Chinese too hard to understand.
One just has to listen intently and ask the speaker to slow down.
It's the fault with many foreign people; once they think they know the words, they try to speak faster! But if they slow down, they're much easier to comprehend - even with grammatical and pronunciation mistakes.

  colton_colton  |  49

Some people just have really heavy accents!

  gracehi  |  31

The same thing happened to me in Peru! There were these two gorgeous Peruvian men who approached me as I was hiking up a mountain and began speaking to me. I said, "I'm sorry. I don't speak English. One of them replied, "I know. We're speaking English." All I could do was say, "Uh.... Bye!" and run away in embarrassment.

  colton_colton  |  49

How else would she make that mistake?

By  RedPillSucks  |  31

Common mistake.
Racial heritage and language don't have to correlate.
I've got lots of Brazilian friends who are of Chinese heritage and speak fluent portuguese, spanish and english, but no chinese and wouldn't know what to do with chopsticks.