Dear Mexican: Why do some Mexicans expect us to learn Spanish instead of them learning English? (NOTE: I did say some, not most or all!) I’m offended whenever I am assaulted by listening to anything in Spanish on phone menus or see it on forms that I have to fill out. It’s even worse to run into someone who I need to talk to and can’t because they can’t speak our language (yes, this has happened to me; it was extremely embarrassing to have to get a female interpreter so I could tell a male janitor about a problem in a men’s restroom that he needed to know about. I never bothered the janitors at that company again). If Mexicans, or other Central or South Americans, know that they want to come to our country, hopefully legally, they should start to learn English when they make that decision, so that they can communicate when they arrive. I will never even visit a country without knowing at least a little, and probably a lot, of their language. I expect the same respect from visitors to, and especially residents of, this country.
Frustrated Native Citizen
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