Press One For English In The Melting Pot!
I'm not sure how much more I can take of all this Politically Correctness B.S. Yeah, I know when you call almost anyplace these days, you will get a recording that says "For English, Press One". I didn't like it when it first started and I don't like it now. In fact I f$##@&* hate it! This morning was the last straw! I called 411 and I didn't even get an operator! I got "For English, Press One"! Are you kidding? When and where does it end? How about whenever you call someone with that recording, it now says absolutely everything in English. If anyone calls who does not understand English, they can wait until the end and then Press Two, for a list of languages that they may choose from".
I'm not nine. I realize that things have changed and more and more people of different ethnic backgrounds and languages are moving here all the time. If they are here legally, I want them to be able to get along as best they can. So how about before they get here, they take an English class?!!! I wouldn't go to Paris or parts of Canada without knowing how to speak French. And if I did go there to visit, or even live, without knowing their language, I certainly wouldn't expect for them to cater to my ignorance.
I'd like to believe that so many people from other countries come to live here, because we are the best country in the world. We are a FREE country. But, I'm getting a bit tired of so many illegals coming here, because they take the word Free so damn literally.
I come from the state of Massachusetts (aka Taxachusetts). Many, including myself, refer to it as the welfare state. We are a melting pot of all kinds of people. I don't mind this, but if you want to be my neighbor, please pay into the damn system before you put out your hand to take from it and for crying out loud, PLEASE. PLEASE, PLEASE learn OUR language, so I can stop having to "PRESS ONE FOR ENGLISH"!
Shit, can't imagine the misery if I still had a rotary phone!