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Ethos83 Jul 28th 2010 3:35 pm

I saw something rather shocking today...
 
While at Emarat after work for coffee and a pack of cigarettes (don't get judgemental, it was too tempting to start smoking again in Austria and I swear I will stop this weekend).

A little Emirati girl about age 8 comes up to the bakeria counter while I'm waiting for the coffee, and asks ever so politely to the Filipina girl for one of the plastic cup covers.

The Filipina hands over the requested cover.

The Emirati girl beams and says very genuinely:

'Thank you!'

I kid you not. I was floored. Left my mouth hanging open in shock.

I don't think I've ever heard an Emirati thank a Filipina worker before...

Millhouse Jul 28th 2010 3:37 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 

Originally Posted by Ethos83 (Post 8734997)
While at Emarat after work for coffee and a pack of cigarettes (don't get judgemental, it was too tempting to start smoking again in Austria and I swear I will stop this weekend).

A little Emirati girl about age 8 comes up to the bakeria counter while I'm waiting for the coffee, and asks ever so politely to the Filipina girl for one of the plastic cup covers.

The Filipina hands over the requested cover.

The Emirati girl beams and says very genuinely:

'Thank you!'

I kid you not. I was floored. Left my mouth hanging open in shock.

I don't think I've ever heard an Emirati thank a Filipina worker before...

Are you sure you heard correctly? She may have said "f uck you"

auzdafluff Jul 28th 2010 5:23 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 

Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse (Post 8735004)
Are you sure you heard correctly? She may have said "f uck you"

:rofl:

seven seas Jul 28th 2010 5:44 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 
Yeah- amazing. Some arabs are humans after all.
Why don't you just **** off to whichever damp council flat you're from if you have such trouble adjusting socially?

Ethos83 Jul 28th 2010 5:52 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 

Originally Posted by seven seas (Post 8735337)
Yeah- amazing. Some arabs are humans after all.
Why don't you just **** off to whichever damp council flat you're from if you have such trouble adjusting socially?

Oooohhhh...I'm skeered.....

I did live in a damp boarding house at an expensive boarding school for five years if that helps.

seven seas Jul 28th 2010 6:03 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 
it explains the sneerign from behind the keyboard and delusions of superiority...

Ethos83 Jul 28th 2010 6:15 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 
You only have that part right. I sneer in public and I have a very justifiable sense of superiority.

The whole point of sending me to boarding school rather than the perfectly fine local comp was to ensure the above. My parents were afraid I was becoming too egalitarian from living in the US.


Originally Posted by seven seas (Post 8735411)
it explains the sneerign from behind the keyboard and delusions of superiority...


seven seas Jul 28th 2010 6:31 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn

Ethos83 Jul 28th 2010 6:38 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 
What? Can't deal with a sense of humour?

Oh, that's right. It's already established you completely and utterly lack one.



Originally Posted by seven seas (Post 8735480)
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn


Madam Medusa Jul 28th 2010 6:39 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 

Originally Posted by Ethos83 (Post 8735507)
What? Can't deal with a sense of humor.

oh, i always had you down as a brit...how wrong i was, eh...

MM, xx

Ethos83 Jul 28th 2010 6:42 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 
Dual citizenship, darling. Half my life in one country, the other half in the other. My English can be messy sometimes.


Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 8735510)
oh, i always had you down as a brit...how wrong i was, eh...

MM, xx


Madam Medusa Jul 28th 2010 6:44 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 

Originally Posted by Ethos83 (Post 8735520)
Dual citizenship, darling. Half my life in one country, the other half in the other. My English can be messy sometimes.

that missing "u" is so telling...

MM, xx

Ethos83 Jul 28th 2010 6:49 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 
Shall I scan my passport as proof?

Do you want it certified as well?



Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 8735525)
that missing "u" is so telling...

MM, xx


Madam Medusa Jul 28th 2010 6:55 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 

Originally Posted by Ethos83 (Post 8735546)
Shall I scan my passport as proof?

Do you want it certified as well?

yep, feel free to pm if you don't want to share, lol...

MM, xx

seven seas Jul 28th 2010 7:02 pm

Re: I saw something rather shocking today...
 
I decided to give yo a break before you started crying.


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