Post # 1
…and the only people there were the owner and the manager, because the place doesn’t open for another two weeks. I told them I saw the ad on Craigslist and would be interested in applying for any open position.
So as I’m filling out this application at the bar, the two men start talking to each other (in Spanish) about how pretty I am. Then they were debating on whether my “beauty” would work better as a hostess or a waitress, and that discussion ended with them calling each other idiots and laughing it off.
When I turned in my application, the owner immediately sat me down for a quick interview. He read through the application… and the look on his face when he saw I was a Spanish major was worth more than any money I’ll ever make there. He was sooooo embarassed! It was all I could do to keep from cracking up!
Just goes to show what happens when you assume. Although it totally made my day. It’s nice to be called pretty 🙂
I’ll know next week if I got the job. Fingers crossed!
Post # 3
Haha. Well I hope you get the job and LOL at them assuming you didn’t know Spanish. 🙂 It is always funny when people make those types of assumptions.
Post # 4
Ahahahaha – that is awesome! I really hope you get the job. 🙂
Post # 5
LOL. I guess you should take it as a compliment on your beauty.
Edit Good luck!
Post # 6
Love it! I’m half Cuban, but don’t necessarily look like it in the wintertime (no tan, blah, blah), so this kind of thing happens to me, too, every now and then. The look on their faces when I come back at them that I’ve totally understood what they’ve been saying is always priceless!
Post # 7
@AmeliaBedelia: I thought about you and your Cinco de Mayo wedding while I was there, actually! It looks so festive inside and I couldn’t help but think about how fun your wedding is going to be!
And yeah, they definitely weren’t expecting a light haired, blue eyed girl with almost completely “standard” English dialect to be a Spanish major, that’s for sure. Don’t judge a book by its cover, buddy.
I’m also 5’1″ and take jiu jitsu classes. Look at me being a little box of surprises hahahaha.
Post # 8
Haha! That happened to me several times when I was living in Japan. No one thought I spoke Japanese until I replied to them… Then again, it happened to me and some of my friends a few times when we were talking about Japanese people in English.
Hurrah for funny stories!
Post # 10
HA! There are certainly worse things that could be said when people think you don’t know their language!!
Good luck with the job!
Post # 11
I hope you get the job! I’m glad you overheard them say something sweet like that, sometimes langauge barriers can result in some very akward positions. And who know, speaking Spanish will be a huge advantage, especially since your bosses know it too
Post # 12
Brilliant! I was only halfway through when I thought “I hope she responded in Spanish…” but that was even better. Congrats on the new job!
Post # 13
@mightywombat: That’s how I felt about it, too!!!
Post # 14
LOL! I hope you get the job too! 😉
Post # 15
Haha, that was possibly the highlight of my day. Thanks for that!
Post # 16
@Miss Fish: That is awesome!!
I want to study Spanish this winter, and that totally made my day and encouraged me to go for it!
I hope you get the job 🙂