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Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn’t Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese
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Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn’t Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Never judge a book by its cover. This wise old saying applies in many situations, but particularly so when it comes to language. This story, uploaded onto the Tumblr page ‘Fuck-Customers‘ is a perfect illustration of that.

Written by a cashier, who identifies herself as a ‘white caucasian female,’ the tale is a warning to anyone who thinks it’s OK to trash talk someone in a foreign language. An impatient couple, who the cashier identified as Chinese, were coming through her line, with the wife making snide remarks at the cashier in Mandarin. She had probably made the calculations in her head, the chances of a white girl, working as a cashier, being able to understand this famously difficult language must be incredibly slim. However, today wasn’t to be her lucky day. Scroll down below to check out how it unfolded for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

This story about a rude customer trash talking a cashier in Mandarin is a good example of why you should never judge a book by its cover

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Image credits: David Woo (not the actual photo)

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

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Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

Asshole Chinese Customer Doesn't Realize The Cashier Can Understand Chinese

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bob
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3 years ago (edited)

A similar thing happened with my wife in London. She is Asian AND very fluent in Italian. We were in the tube and were about to get off, when we realized that a family was just standing at the door, blocking the way. As it happens way too often, the family was Italian. We kindly asked them to let us pass but they just pretended we didn't exist. So we pushed our way out and the father said something like "you can ask instead of pushing, damn you" in Italian. My wife turned around and yelled at his face "and you can move your ass out of the way!" in perfect Italian. The shock on his face. I couldn't stop laughing. Not because of the situation, but the face of the guy. Priceless. Note that rude foreigner thinking that nobody understands them is quite common. I've seen my fair share of french tourists saying very rude things, thinking that nobody understood...

Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

My American father started teaching me German when I was a toddler. My whole life, he has stressed to me that we should never say anything in front of someone in a foreign language that we wouldn't say in their native tongue. As a college student heavily involved with international student organizations, I preached this to my international peers.

Juririn
Community Member
3 years ago

As I speak three languages fluently, I have been in this situation multiple times. Not always fun times, since a lot of comments made in front of me were much nastier than the ones described above😑

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bob
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

A similar thing happened with my wife in London. She is Asian AND very fluent in Italian. We were in the tube and were about to get off, when we realized that a family was just standing at the door, blocking the way. As it happens way too often, the family was Italian. We kindly asked them to let us pass but they just pretended we didn't exist. So we pushed our way out and the father said something like "you can ask instead of pushing, damn you" in Italian. My wife turned around and yelled at his face "and you can move your ass out of the way!" in perfect Italian. The shock on his face. I couldn't stop laughing. Not because of the situation, but the face of the guy. Priceless. Note that rude foreigner thinking that nobody understands them is quite common. I've seen my fair share of french tourists saying very rude things, thinking that nobody understood...

Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

My American father started teaching me German when I was a toddler. My whole life, he has stressed to me that we should never say anything in front of someone in a foreign language that we wouldn't say in their native tongue. As a college student heavily involved with international student organizations, I preached this to my international peers.

Juririn
Community Member
3 years ago

As I speak three languages fluently, I have been in this situation multiple times. Not always fun times, since a lot of comments made in front of me were much nastier than the ones described above😑

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