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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 5th, 2005, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Accent discrimination!

OK, i just had to call my bank (from Russia, to boot!) because they wanted to check I was OK.

So I called up, and I was put through to the headquarters in England, and as I was explaining my problem, the woman cut me off, complained that she couldn't understand a word I was saying and then told me to "call someone that knows what you are talking about"

Some people are just arses

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OK, i just had to call my bank (from Russia, to boot!) because they wanted to check I was OK.

So I called up, and I was put through to the headquarters in England, and as I was explaining my problem, the woman cut me off, complained that she couldn't understand a word I was saying and then told me to "call someone that knows what you are talking about"

Some people are just arses
You should learn to talk properly then, like us English (preferably with a West Midlands accent It just sounds better) It's the woman I feel sorry for, I mean, it must have been a real struggle for her to try to understand any Scottish accent (it sounds like a foreign language compared to lovely English ) no wonder she cut you off
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You should learn to talk properly then, like us English (preferably with a West Midlands accent It just sounds better It's the woman I feel sorry for, I mean, it must have been a real struggle for her to try to understand any Scottish accent (it sounds like a foreign language compared to lovely English ) no wonder she cut you off
Oi! Shut it you! I can barely understand you

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Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
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