another bitchy moment  

hotandhorny107 58F
339 posts
11/3/2005 11:58 pm

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another bitchy moment

In a nutshell, I need to just bitch and moan and get this off my chest before the manure hits the ventilator. Now this is not motivated by anything but frustration and irritation so I really do not want any crap from anyone.
We live in America where English is the primary language. Now as of October 1, my new landlord speaks Spanish as a primary language. I realize that English is a very difficult language to learn, however, it should be required that anyone that immigrates should have a basic understanding of the primary language of the country. I am sick of trying to communicate with people that don't have a basic understanding of the language. I work for a physicians answering service and encounter the same stuff. You get a call from someone that does not speak English, and try to figure out if it is an emergency. Now theres a test.
So again, I firmly believe that any one that comes to this country with the intention of staying here to live and work should know the language. No ifs ands or buts about it.

rm_7spitfire6 58M

11/4/2005 2:46 am

well said , but wait untilthe rent is due and then he knows if you paid or were short ,with no english they understand the almighty american dollar.

WowieZowie1 56M

11/4/2005 10:30 am


dragtig47 58M
4 posts
11/4/2005 12:00 pm

I agree with you very much on this subject. If you go to a foriegn country were English is not spoken as a second language they except you to be able to speak their native language. English is a difficult language to learn but some other languages are just as hard. I had difficulty learning Spanish when I was in school. Even tried French too. But had same problem. But this is America were almost anything is possible and the dreams are big. So just try to do the best that you can and maybe everything will work out.

rm_Mick22059 57M

11/4/2005 1:02 pm

In the Scranton area we have "Sister Sneakers"to thank for all of our foreign people.

BoredinMoosicPA 57M
15 posts
11/4/2005 9:18 pm

I agree, as the Dice man used to say: "If you don't want to learn to speak the language get the fuck outta the country!" The place I work has become the united nations with all the outsourcing we've done to consulting firms outside the US. Our biggest issue when we plan projects is getting everyone to understand what we are asking for. Even when we write the design specs for 8 year olds, we still have basic english question. They may be 3 times cheaper to hire but it takes us four tries to get it right so where's the savings? I understand the need for diversity but why is it seem that we're the ones making any effort to change???

rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
11/7/2005 8:08 pm

I agree if for nothing else that poor communication leads to cultural segregation which is a shame because areas that enjoy functional cultural diversity can be wonderful places to live.

I have no problem with signs and important documents being in multiple languages to ease new immigrants integration into society.

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tillerbabe 55F

11/8/2005 12:22 am

I find the same fristrations....BUT I have to often have any of us been to another country and been greeted with "our" language. We are after all becoming a melting pot, and this country was built on "immigration." We just need to strive to "know" each other on a "universal level"....

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