The Stupidest Things You Hear from Your Non-Latino Coworkers
You speak Spanish once and everyone thinks you’re Mexican.
Like come on! Ever heard of Central and South America?
People freak out because we like kissing on the cheek.
It’s called manners. That’s how our grandmother’s raised us.
You become the official company diversity officer.
It’s definitely not a paying promotion.
You become the office translator.
What if you don’t speak Spanish? Awkward.
People say things like, “I just don’t like Mexican food, no offense!”
None taken. Didn’t feel like sharing my enchiladas anyway.
“Of course you like tequila, you’re Latina.”
Uh, so does the rest of the world.
“Oh, cool, you speak Spanish? I took Spanish in high school.”
Great, but please don’t practice your Spanish with me. Just don’t.
Everyone wants to introduce you to their one other Latina friend.
LOL. Ok, but we’ve got our own friends too.
Your coworkers think you know where all the best Latino restaurants are around your neighborhood.
Ah, just ‘cuz we’re Latino, it doesn’t mean we’re Yelp.
Everyone pushes you to get the dancing started at the office party.
Yes, we’ve got moves, but chill.
Your coworkers assume you celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
It’s not Mexico’s Independence Day!