Postmaster refuses to serve people who cant speak English

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 06:23 PM
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Iv just read on AOL news that an English postmaster has said he wont serve anybody who cant speak English.

I think this is a great idea, and should be adopted by every benefit office!!

news.aol.co.uk...




posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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That's funny, certain areas of London I (a born English speaker) gets refused service from the guy who was asleep on the counter in the 24 hour petrol station... All I wan't is a flipping Ginsters pasty!! In fact I will have any thing from that god damn fridge over there!!! It's 4:30 and the whole night's work has gone south, I'm going to have to work my butt off right up till about 9am where after I have to drive 45 mins to the office and then 45 mins home to bed!!!

For the love of god!!! whichever one! your choice I would peeeeaaassseee like a Ginsters pasty and a cold can, you get paid nearly as much as I do per hour!

Reply: 'Petrol? Pump number?' (No vehicle is near any pump
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Me: 'PPPPAAAASSSSTTTTYYYY' (Pointing emphatically at the fridge)

Reply: 'Petrol? Pump number?'

stress levels raised, belly empty but at least the counter assistant can go back to sleep and dream of sunsets in a foreign land



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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What about tourists? That might be a problem. I can imagine going on hoiday and people not serving me because I don't speak spanish. Not nice



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 06:52 PM
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I think in general the postmaster is refering to people claiming benefits and asking questions about things that would imply they are living here full time.

You can't be a postmaster without a good deal of common sense... I can't see him refusing to help tourists and genuine people. Remember he see's some of the same faces week in and week out.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
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You can't be a postmaster without a good deal of common sense... I can't see him refusing to help tourists and genuine people. Remember he see's some of the same faces week in and week out.


Yeah I guess your right. I do come across people with heavy accents and broken english, it's not often I come accross non english speakers, also I'm suprised how quick some of them learn it!

But I guess working in the postoffice you end up communicating more with these non english speaking people (trying lol), and I can see his problem.



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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Ironic that this postmaster was "moved" to a different branch shortly after his decision.

Personally I think he should just stare blankly at all non english speakers and shrug his shoulders.

I live in a non-english speaking country and would NOT expect my local post office to converse in english.

I'm one of the GOOD immigrants... ..I don't sponge freebies and don't expect special treatment.



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 08:46 PM
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And later he was sacked!

3rd line (the one above is full of space!)



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