robbalvey Posted August 25, 2005 Share Posted August 25, 2005 With the world being such a bizarre, random, and annoying place, I decided to start a thread where you can post things that might happen to you every day that you need to get off your chest. So call it the "rant" thread, "venting" thread, "peeve" thread, whatever, now you have an outlet to take out your aggressions! I'll start! Today I walked by a bunch of boxes in a hallway in our office all marked with the word "Basura." Now I thought to myself, if I was living and working in a spanish speaking country, I'd have to learn the word "Basura" so why is it that if they come to live and work in America, they aren't required to learn the word "Trash?" It's just ONE WORD and it's the basis of the janitorial service that is provided here! I'm not knocking hispanics or anything (ok, well maybe I am a little bit) but it really annoys me that WE have to learn words in a different language to get decent service in our country. I mean seriously, if I had a bunch of boxes NEXT TO MY TRASH CAN with the word "Trash" on it, the TRASH COLLECTOR doesn't take it, but if I write "Basura" on it, they do. Does this seem totally assinine to anyone else? It just amazes me that I can travel to far off reaches of the world and have less communication problems that I do in my own backyard. /end rant --Robb "Sorry if this offends anyone on the boards who is hispanic, but that just annoyed me today." Alvey Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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