So I was standing in line at the grocery store, speaking to my wife…in Greek. Out of nowhere I hear some grumbling behind me that seemed like someone was trying to tell me something. I turn around, say “Excuse me?” And I get a loud “Speak Fucking English, this is America!” thrown at me. Shocked. Then every curse word, in her minimal vocabulary, was thrown at me. To describe me, to tell me to go back to my country. Funny, I thought I WAS in my country – the country I was born in, the good ‘ol US of A!??!?
THEN, the best part, she was shocked when I responded to her in perfect, American-accented, English. But she didn’t stay quiet. Kept cursing, kept telling me this is America, blah blah blah. I feel sorry for this lady. It’s obvious she has a chip on her shoulder and carries it with her everywhere she goes. Thank God my kids weren’t present.
But the absolute best part of all? The store manager. Walked right up and kicked her out! Bye Felecia. I only caught the tail-end of the encounter on video, but you’ll get the point. Check it out below.
Sophia and I were in line at the market, and naturally, speaking Greek. Out of nowhere this lady behind us decides to give us a modern history lesson and tells us, “Speak F*@king English, this is America.” Furthermore, she demonstrated her well-versed use of the English language by using every swear word to describe us and how we don’t belong here. Imagine if we were with our kids.
Huge props to the manager for kicking her xenophobic, racist ass out. I only caught the tail-end on video, but you’ll get the point.
Seriously. This. Just. Happened. It’s 2017. #SMH
Posted by Thanasi Papoulias on Saturday, January 14, 2017
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