Grrr. I hate it when people do that crap.
Sounds like you owe your coworker one.
Don't worry though, that guy's probably used to it. I get asked all the time if I speak English. We have a large hispanic population here, so I can see where it happens since so many don't speak English. It gets old sometimes, but it's no big.
You are plotting revenge, right?
Dontcha love how people make you look like a complete dumbass?
I get made fun of a lot. One of the girls that used to work here spoken spanish fluently and all I can say cerveza por favor. That doesn't work well at the insurance office. So for some reason I talk really loud to them like they are deaf or something.
I write an app at least once a week with neither of us understanding each other.
I'm so glad I don't work face to face w/the public anymore. I use to have people assume I speak Spanish just b/c I'm hispanic. They'd be all blah blah blah & I'd have to stop them and tell them I have NO idea what they just said. Then I'd get the Why didn't your parents teach you to speak Spanish lecture. Umm, because we're American and not Mexican. D'oh!
Up here we don't have that issue, but you definitely have to work around the Finnish accents. Talk about messed up!
giggle! can't wait to see what you come up with for your co-worker. *snort!*
i tend to surprise the latino spanish speaking world with the fact that i speak and understand spanish being as white as i am. it was especially fun when someone was speaking smack about me as i was walking by to her friends thinking i couldn't understand. i proceeded to ask her a few questions in spanish. heh heh. she was mortified.
Was he cute? Single? Hey, man, don't knock ANY opportunities here!
Better this happened to you than to me. It seems that you have a much better temperment for it than I do. I feel that you have a great sense of Compassion, I can never have.
I would have looked at my co-worker and added the following: "Ahh CoWorker, have you ever heard the Klingon proverb that states that a revenge is a dish best served cold?" - Thank you Ricardo Maltalban!
Stupid blogger ate my comment.
I've decided I hate beta.
Anyway - I would have been mortified if that had happened to me.
Your coworker so owes you lunch.
But TSM has a point - was he cute??
Sounds like a typical public employee. A few employees do the work, while the others are busy finding ways not to do anything.
I'm a recovering single mother trying desperately to see humor in my day to day toil while simultaneously avoiding reality as much as humanly possible.