Speak the language of the country! September 3, 2009Posted by faelix in moron-ocity.
I just had someone call my house phone. A female. A chinese female. From a call centre. ARGH.
I say “Hello?”
She responds with some mandarin – I’m chinese too, and I can tell which is which dialect, but I don’t speak mandarin. And being chinese, with a chinese surname, and on the electorol roll, there’s nothing much stopping people from finding me and calling me. Usually, I’m just not here to answer the phone. That usually works.
I say “HEL-LO?”
Again, she says something in mandarin – I can tell she’s saying something about speaking in chinese.
I say “Hey, we’re in Australia, speak Australian.”
Some response from her in mandarin.
I say “LISTEN, lady! Don’t call again. Do NOT call!”
She replies in that bad chinese accented english – “Oh, okay, sorry, bai bai”.
She’d better not call again. Me cranky!