I seriously can't stand it when people that don't speak English come into my store.
Well, let me clarify before someone gets pissed off. I don't mean the people that are friendly and trying to show me what they want.
I mean the assholes that come in, mumble what they want in very bad English, and then get extremely angry when I don't understand what they are saying.
This happens to us all the time. It's usually when they want a pack of cigarettes that we have a hard time understanding them. With gas it's pretty straightforward, but when they want one of the thousands of cigarettes there are to choose from, well that's when it gets difficult.
If I don't immediately understand what kind they want, they will start sighing loudly and repeat themselves. If I still don't understand, they will then yell and enunciate their words like I'm a moron. If I still can't grasp what they are saying, they will then pull out an empty pack of cigarettes from their pocket and whip it at me. Yes, I have had cigarettes whipped at me before.
What I don't get is why they don't pull the pack of smokes out first so neither of us look like jackasses.
I have family overseas and every time they come to visit they make sure one of us is out with them to translate. It's not that difficult. Either bring someone with you or learn just enough clear English to be able to make a quick transaction.
Like I said, not all of the non-English speaking customers are like this. There are only a select few, and they all happen to be men. And they all happen to come into my store.
Does this bother anyone else?