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AARP comes thru

by Rolway / August 2, 2004 10:20 AM PDT

The last 4 issues of the AARP Bulletin, I have been getting are in Spanish. Been throwing it out cause I can't read Spanish. It finally got me mad, so I called up AARP. Told the gentleman that answered; "My name is George, not Jose and I paid for this membership in American bucks, not pesos" He was very polite and assured me, no more Spanish issues and sent current issues in a separate envelope, which I got 3 days later. Maybe I'll keep the membership.

The only reason I mention this, is because I'm fed up with all this foreign language floating around. People coming into this country expect us to learn their language. If they want to live here, learn English. The convience stores and Donkin Donuts are maned by who knows what. But they sure can count money. Angry

Nuff said.

George

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Same here!
by Glenda / August 2, 2004 10:23 AM PDT
In reply to: AARP comes thru

when anyone calls, example the phone company, If they don't speak English clearly, I simply tell them, when you get some one I can understand I will be happy to talk with you! Then I hang up! Simple:)
Glenda

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Re: Same here!
by Rolway / August 2, 2004 10:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Same here!

Awful is'nt Glenda. I usally growl and bark like a dog and hang up.

George

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Darn it!!!!.......
by Glenda / August 2, 2004 11:15 AM PDT
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I wish I had thought of that!!! LOL
Grrrrrr grrrrrrrrr!!!
Glenda:)

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Re: 'American' language
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / August 2, 2004 12:54 PM PDT
In reply to: AARP comes thru

Hi, George.

Interestingly, most important signs in China are in both Mandarin and English -- and they're now teaching English in the schools from the first grade.

-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderator
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The opinions expressed above are my own,
and do not necessarily reflect those of CNET!

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Re: 'American' language
by Dan McC / August 2, 2004 11:18 PM PDT

Did anyone bark like a dog at you for not speaking Chinese?

Dan

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