Originally Posted by Roxy
They are a strange race with strange and some very nasty habits. There's a few families of them up here and they are also members of my Leisure Centre. I hate they noise they make, they are always talking very loudly and fast to each other in their own language. That doesn't bother me as I'm not interested in their conversation but I wish they would lower their voices.....A lot. I am not the only one who feels like this either as they looks they get from some of the other members. sheeeze.
There's no need to be so politically correct, Roxy! Just say what's on your mind!
I know exactly what you mean. It can feel very uncomfortable amongst a group speaking in an unfamiliar language.
In my early thirties, I remember starting a job as a finished artist in the art studio of a silk-screen printing factory near the City in Sydney. There were about 15 artists in the studio; all of them Asian (Filipino I think). They were all chattering and giggling in their own language.
But I have to say that some of them were quite friendly. One of the young lads even took my arm and took me to the canteen and made coffee. That made me feel better, but overall, I felt very uncomfortable.
At lunch time I packed my tools, went out for lunch, drove home and didn't go back. I didn't even let the manager know because I was actually quite angry at him for putting me in that situation without any warning.