Hearing Problem or Just Plain Insensitive

I was shopping at a local grocery store and when I got through the checkout line to the register, the bagger was having a conversation with the cashier. He was using his hands to talk emphatically and was speaking quite loudly.

Here is what I heard:

Bagger: “No bad, VERY bad. Not good”

Cashier: “Was it parked far away”

Bagger: “In our parking lot. Broke window. Took everything”

Cashier: “Oh that is sad”

Bagger: “Yes Bad. Very bad. He so sad. He so angry”.

Mind you, the cashier is Asian. The bagger caucasian.
I only heard a hint of an accent from her. Her English was quite good. So I wonder why the bagger had to speak louder than normal (like she was hearing impaired or 10 feet away) and why he was using hand signals like he was trying to land a plane.

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6 Responses to “Hearing Problem or Just Plain Insensitive”

  1. Kirk Says:

    You’ve given me an idea for an update of this Wild West duo:

    LONE RANGER: We go after outlaw. Him in black hat.
    TONTO: Yeah, dude, whatever you say.

    Or how about this jungle pair:

    JANE: Me, Jane. You strange man in loincloth.
    TARZAN: Well, madam, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Lord Greystoke, but my friends all call me Tarzan.

    Finally, this father-and-son detective team:

    NUMBER ONE SON: Confucious say butler always kill person.
    CHARLIE CHAN: Look here, idiot, the gun has the gardener’s fingerprints all over it. I can’t even believe we’re related.

  2. Mistress Borghese Says:

    Hopefully he was just a naturally loud talker. I’d hate to think he was being rude.

  3. Matt Says:

    I agree with Mistress Borghese. I hope he wasn’t being a jerk.

  4. rjjs8878 Says:

    I accidentally deleted your last comment on my blog. I want to thank you for the prayer for my friend.

  5. Urspo Says:

    I remember being in a restaurant where the staff is mostly college students doing a summer job. A pretentious looking couple came and and looked at the Asian manager and said loud, slowly “DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?” the whole restaurant paused to witness this spectacle. The woman to her credit said ‘oh course” – she was probably far more educated than the stupid woman asking the question.

  6. Sixpence Notthewiser Says:

    Oh, but of course.
    The stupidity of some people know no limits, babes.

    XOXO

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