Saturday, March 24, 2012
Jack-in-the-Box...rude cashier begrudges gent Senior Coffee discount! Changing Latino attitudes in U.S.!
There was a time when Latinos were grateful to land a menial-task job in the United States.
Now-a-days, though, quite a few immigrant workers not only have a bad attitude - but - are often inclined to push white folks around at fast-food take-outs and the local pharmacy when they step up for service at the counter.
For example, when an elderly gent ordered up a breakfast Jack and senior coffee one morning at the Jack-in-the-Box fast-food outlet at Cahuenga and Sunset, he noticed he was overcharged.
"Heh, I ordered a Senior coffee," he excitedly pointed out to the cashier, who reacted by wrinkling up her nose at him, before retorting back with an exasperated look on her face.
"Everyone wants a Senior coffee," she scoffed, as other guests gazed on from the sidelines startled by her rude insulting behaviour.
"I'm a Senior. I am entitled to the discount," he shot back, a bit miffed by her mean-spirited attitude.
Reluctantly, the sloppily-dressed cashier corrected the bill, and strode off to whisper her annoyance (in Spanish, mind you) to a fellow worker a few steps away.
Coincidentally, the customer received an invitation on his receipt to participate in a survey about the service at that location.
Just betcha, he gave them his piece of mind, eh?
By the way, on the heels of a recent poll, it was reported that there are fewer Latino workers pursuing gainful employment in outlying areas of the United States just now.
As expected, though, the numbers have risen a notch or two in big cities like Los Angeles and New York.
It has been theorized that Mexican workers are moving back to large metropolitan cities to secure-work - or staying put at home in Mexico - until the troubled economy surges forward once again.
The recent rise in Asian immigrants to this country may have also impacted the situation.
News at 11!