Skip to comments.Robber leaves empty-handed when Hispanic clerk cannot understand demands
Posted on 07/09/2009 10:54:42 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
Police: Robber leaves empty-handed when Hispanic clerk cannot understand demands Thursday, July 09, 2009 By JILLIAN KRAMER Staff Reporter An armed man gave up trying to rob a Hispanic clerk at the Asia Market on Tuesday night when she didn't understand his demands for money, Mobile police said.
The clerk, Angelina Geronimo, speaks almost no English.
Geronimo, whose husband owns the Asian food store on Azalea Road, was alone when a man, masked by two T-shirts around his head and armed with a handgun, entered about 8:30 p.m., according to police.
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Que? No habla ... LOL
Only in Mobile. Hispanic owns Asian foodstore.
Please press ‘1’ for robbery in English
Or stay on the line for the next available translator.
Were sorry all translators are currenly assissting other robbers your approximate wait is.....5 minutes.
Any landlord coulda told the robber about this anomoly.
Great "Reality Show": WHEN EBONICS AND SPANGLISH COLLIDE (in an Asian market)!!!
The best screenwriters in Hollywood couldn't make this stuff up.
Ok, advantages: 1.
He conseguido un fusil, me da su dinero.
There was a line from a dirty harry movie, something about “what do hispanics and pool balls have in common - the harder you hit ‘em the better their English gets.”
My dad (Bless His Soul) used to say that Mobile was owned by the Jews, run by the Catholics and enjoyed by the Ni.....
Your Dad was a wise man.
Now that right there is funny!
A couple of months ago we were driving through Mobile (during a horrendous rain event) and passed a couple of exit markers for “Africatown”......one of the many mental notes I made to Googleize when we got back home to California.
I was thinking along the same lines - after I read the story I thought now this is the kind of sketch SNL would do. And make the perp black who can only speak ebonics/rap speak.
Hah! Read the rest of the story and he was black.
Thanks....but we enjoyed visiting my uncle over in Lillian more!
"If I had known this was going to happen, I'd have picked my own damn cotton."
Soooo, we’ve got a Hispanic woman who speaks no English working at an Asian food store.
Is this what they mean by celebrating diversity?
Maybe...however, to me it’s an ethnic Chinese nephew from Brazil, whose first language is Portugese, second language is German and third language is English. After graduating from Notre Dame, he came to Chicago to work. He was recently stopped by some tourists from Taiwan who asked for directions in Chinese because their English was so poor. He kept on saying, “I don’t speak Chinese” in all three languages.
Finally, the grandfather in the group spoke to him in German (he had learned in the Thirties at a German polytechnic college) and they evetually went on their way.
My nephew’s description of the incident was pretty hilarious especially since he employed the words “like” and “dude” so much.
She’s alone in a market. Guy comes in with a gun. It transcends languages that this is a robbery. Bet she laughed her head off later in retelling the story to friends.
I do the same when I go through a kinda English speaking fast food drive-thru.
Go back to Mehico !