Here’s a dystopic little incident that occurred Wednesday in Hialeah. It is a failure on so many levels that we are left wondering what this shitshow indicts, exactly. Too many choices baffle the mind’s coherence.
The incident happened on Wednesday night, when Alexandria Montgomery was trying to place an order — in English — at a Taco Bell drive thru window at 785 East Ninth St. The employee refused to take her order because she wasn’t speaking Spanish.
In the video, which was posted Thursday night, Montgomery asked the annoyed woman, “Do you have a manager here?”
“She is in her house sleeping,” the employee replied in Spanish in a dismissive tone. There was no one else to take the order, the employee claimed.
Taco Bell Corp. told el Nuevo Herald that “this does not meet our customer service expectations.”
“We have worked quickly to resolve with the customer to ensure this doesn’t happen again,” a spokesperson said.
In an update Montgomery made hours later, she added that “Luisa,” as the Taco Bell employee identified herself, had been fired and that it was not even her real name.
In a later statement, Taco Bell confirmed: “This individual no longer works for the brand.”
This is an example of “intersectionality” gone off the rails.
We are one tremendous, bloated blend of ingredients that fuse into one grand melange, a mushy morass of incompatibility, confusion and disjointed co-existence.
Indictments? The possibilities are many.
- Concerted anti-Black racism on the part of the Taco Bell employees
- Concerted racism on the part of Taco Bell employees against any non-Hispanic
- Inability of an American food chain to staff a crew with at least one English-speaking employee…on American soil.
- Inability to maintain a minimum standard of living in this country due to the inability to speak anything other than English
- All of the above
I choose the last option. This is an example of everything that is wrong in America. As the Black girl pointed out, the employee could easily have worked off menu item numbers and the touch screen but she refused. If it had been a non-Spanish speaking Hispanic (ie, yours truly), I’m sure they would have made a special “allowance.”
English needs to be our standard American language and inability to speak the language of the land is not our problem, as Americans, and accommodation should be purely voluntary and businesses should be allowed to defray the costs of any special language branding onto customers requiring non-English help.
Whatever the case, it does not bode well for our national future. Especially when our youth and future “statesmen” appear to have no qualms whatsoever about importing as much chaos as possible into the United States.