Today on Bigotry Fail, another oh-so-cheery loiterer comes in and huffs his way around the store. As I fiddle with my iPod, all you can hear is one of the women who works at the upstairs nail salon yakking away on her phone. It's definitely annoying. If it's not her, it's her male coworker. They never stop needing to loudly express themselves to someone smart enough to put enough distance between them that shouting into a phone seems necessary.
Cheery Loiterer rolls his eyes.
I nod my head.
CL: "I will never understand why those people" UHOH "come to our country" OH NO "and don't even bother to pick up the language."
Me: "Well, I can't say that I've ever spoken to the woman in question, but I believe she's Korean."
Me: "So, she's speaking Spanish right now."
Me: "How many languages do you speak?"
As I expected/hoped CL found this funny, and not antagonizing. I mean, I *intended it* to be antagonizing, but I figured he wouldn't pick up on that.
It should also be noted that this Nobel Laureate candidate had wandered around our store for about a minute and a half, had this interaction with me, and then asked where we kept our film. Because he thought we were the camera shop.