Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I'm Hispanic and damn Proud!

So this is how the story goes!
I work for a roofing company and a little bit ago I get a call from a customer wanting me to set her up for a roof estimate! Here is the conversation.

Me.. How can I help you?

Her.. I would like a estimate for a new roof.

Me.. Sure no problem let me just get some information from you.

Her..OK but first I have a few questions for you. How long have you been in business? How fast can you get someone out to my house? And  your roofers aren't Mexican are they cause those Mexicans can't speak a word of English!!

Me.. Well mam yes they are Mexicans and they do speak English and they are very good at what they do! They have worked for our company for several years and no the In's and outs of roofing! Can I set you up with and estimate?

Little did the lady know she was speaking to a Mexican and one that is damn proud of it! I can't get over the arrogance of people!  Right away I thought of driving to work this morning and what was playing on my radio which makes this story even more perfect!


  1. Oh...Monica...I didn't know you were 'spanic. Are you sure you don't live in California. Well... since my kids are half...I'll still talk to you...haha.

  2. never would have guessed, I'm not mexican but if I was you bet I'd be proud too! Good for you, stand up for yourself/employees.

  3. omg are you serious? you're hispanic!!! Alright!!!! ME TOO! You probably knew that though Lol but I know what you mean. I work in a call center and I had a member tell me "I wouldn't on assistance if these hispanics wouldn't have taken our jobs" I was like "ma'am you're talking to a hispanic" she hung up on me. Lol Ignorance!

  4. People are crazy. I know some actual migrant workers personally, and they work harder than most "Americans" I know. Plus being a social worker, all the stereotypes about how illegal immigrants get all kinds of things through the gov't is absolutely not true. I've had people insult me when I bring up this fact, saying things like "Oh you're a government worker, you don't work hard either cuz you're a social worker, and have great benefits you don't work for". Yeah, right. Half my paycheck each week goes to health insurance.

    Sorry to ramble but this topic gets me really heated!!!

  5. P.S. I don't work for the gov't either LOL

  6. Wow! People amaze me everyday (in a bad way) with their ignorance. You handled it perfectly.

  7. Good for you! I have worked with many hispanics and they are some of the best people I know!

  8. haha oh my goodness! that is crazy! That was pretty arrogant of her though. I like what you told her!
    have a great day Monica!

  9. grrr. how did you not punch her in the face? well, I guess you were on the phone, but I would have tracked her down. wow. I think she needs a little more education. you handled it very well ... you should be damn proud!

  10. Oh my gosh! One thing I HATE is ignorance! What the hell is wrong with people?!

    I nominated your for the Versatile Blogger Award, by the way! Come check it out at my blog!