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| Canada | Bigotry, Language & Words

Me: “Hi! Welcome to [restaurant]; will it just be the two of you dining today?”

Woman: *in a thick French accent* “Yes, two.”

(The female customer then turns to her male companion and begins speaking very angrily in French.)

Woman: “This is just terrible; no one here speaks French. This is discrimination; we should be able to get service in our own language.”

Me: *speaking French* “I apologize. I didn’t realize that the two of you spoke French. I’d be more than happy to help you today!”

Woman: *speaking English* “Ugh! Your French is just awful! Don’t even bother; I’m going to speak English. I don’t want to have to listen to your terrible accent for our entire meal.”