Man Yells At Mexican Restaurant Staff Because Of A Bilingual Sign
A taco restaurant employee in Anaheim, California was on the receiving end of a customer’s angry rant. It all started because the customer was unable to read part of a sign promoting a Friday special while trying to order it on a Monday. What ensued was a rant filled with offensive language and threats to call immigration authorities.
A video of a man’s angry tirade against an employee of a Mexican restaurant is going viral.
According to KCAL 9, a customer at Palapas Tacos in Anaheim, California was caught on camera screaming and yelling at the cashier because the sign behind her had three words in Spanish. The restaurant alleges that the unidentified man was angry because he was trying to order the fish tacos using the Friday special price on a Monday.
The confusion was because the sign read “Especial de Viernes” and did not have an English translation. When the employee told the man that the special was only on Fridays, that’s when he began to yell, “We’re not in Mexico. We’re in America.”
The man then turned around and began yelling at the customers behind him. At one point he told the customers, “I’m an American. I don’t use Spanish.” One of the other customers can be heard telling the man, “Okay. Go get a hotdog.”
People on Twitter are dragging the man for being upset at seeing Spanish in a Mexican restaurant.
How many times are we going to have to see people walking in Latino spaces and threatening us when they hear or see Spanish? These places are created by people who are multilingual and have love for their culture. It is unacceptable for anyone to walk into any of these spaces and demand that people stop using a language they are comfortable using with some customers.
One man came through with a fire recommendation for this particualr diner.
It’s a pretty simple concept. If you con’t want to hear a different language being spoken, don’t go to ethnic restaurants. This isn’t to say that people need to stay away from places that might make them uncomfortable. However, you have to respect the space you are in and the same kindness you are given should be reciprocated.
A community is rallying around the restaurant to show them solidarity.
As the irate customer was leaving the restaurant when the owner started to record him. The owner asked him who he was threatening to call.
“Immigration,” the man responded. “For you because you’re not legal.”
Perhaps the man is just upset that he isn’t smart enough to speak two languages. Surely, just a couple of weeks of high school Spanish would have taught him the days of the week.