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Old 08-03-2018, 05:25 AM   #91
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I'm noticing a theme in this thread. Maybe in your ad you should state "whites only"
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:43 AM   #92
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I'm noticing a theme in this thread. Maybe in your ad you should state "whites only"
Not knocking anyone, just an observation.

When I worked in Plattsburgh, Ny. My employer had a lot of French Canadian customers (which my wife is one). Almost verbatim, what is said about the "accents" on this site is exactly what he would say about them daily.

I just have to laugh at people who are scared of other cultures.
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:25 AM   #93
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I'm noticing a theme in this thread. Maybe in your ad you should state "whites only"
I'm not bashing on immigrants, it's not my intent. I've had bad experiences with whites too, just take a look at the thread "Sheist load of sheist" She was a white girl and probably the worst case I got yet. I've also had the white woman who made a tantrum about her kitchen faucet.

I've worked for many immigrants who have accents that were nice and decent and I've mentioned about them in other threads. When I point to the language of a person it provides context to the overall situation of the story. Yes I have more hard time with them maybe because of the language difference, values and beliefs.

It's the reality of things and I'm not sugar coating it. I stay polite on the forum and I also polite in real life but sometimes it escalates with anyone. Just this example the guy didn't call back or came by to pay the difference, now I have to run for the balance.


I'm a verbal person and I like to share my experiences because in return many members provide useful tips to get better at dealing with these issues. If it bothers the members that I post my stories send me a pm and I will stop. Simple as that.
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I'm noticing a theme in this thread. Maybe in your ad you should state "whites only"
If you are trying to say that people who use the term accents are racists. I must correct you as you are wrong.

Labeling a person an accent has nothing to do with race. They are simply grouping customers together and putting a label on that group and as the people they are referring to has a different accent than the norm for their area it is simply a factual label.

No different than a group labeled Canadians or musicians. They also never stated any hate towards all people of such a group but merely stated that they have a tendency to be difficult customers where they don't believe the business is worth the headache.

I am getting tired of all the people these days trying so hard left and right to label others with negative labels such as racist, openly or between the lines. Simply so they can feel better about themselves instead of putting more effort in to making themselves better.

The most judgemental and hateful people I have met are those who make the biggest claim to not be so.

I never judge people blindly. Only after knowing them do I judge them. That being said I do take it as a warning sign that people claim to fight for social justice or those of faith. Warning sign not judgement as srated in my experience the most judgemental and hateful people are those who claim to be the least of such.

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If you are trying to say that people who use the term accents are racists. I must correct you as you are wrong.

Labeling a person an accent has nothing to do with race. They are simply grouping customers together and putting a label on that group and as the people they are referring to has a different accent than the norm for their area it is simply a factual label.

No different than a group labeled Canadians or musicians. They also never stated any hate towards all people of such a group but merely stated that they have a tendency to be difficult customers where they don't believe the business is worth the headache.

I am getting tired of all the people these days trying so hard left and right to label others with negative labels such as racist, openly or between the lines. Simply so they can feel better about themselves instead of putting more effort in to making themselves better.

The most judgemental and hateful people I have met are those who make the biggest claim to not be so.

I never judge people blindly. Only after knowing them do I judge them. That being said I do take it as a warning sign that people claim to fight for social justice or those of faith. Warning sign not judgement as srated in my experience the most judgemental and hateful people are those who claim to be the least of such.

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works for me.............
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If you are trying to say that people who use the term accents are racists. I must correct you as you are wrong.

Labeling a person an accent has nothing to do with race. They are simply grouping customers together and putting a label on that group and as the people they are referring to has a different accent than the norm for their area it is simply a factual label.

No different than a group labeled Canadians or musicians. They also never stated any hate towards all people of such a group but merely stated that they have a tendency to be difficult customers where they don't believe the business is worth the headache.

I am getting tired of all the people these days trying so hard left and right to label others with negative labels such as racist, openly or between the lines. Simply so they can feel better about themselves instead of putting more effort in to making themselves better.

The most judgemental and hateful people I have met are those who make the biggest claim to not be so.

I never judge people blindly. Only after knowing them do I judge them. That being said I do take it as a warning sign that people claim to fight for social justice or those of faith. Warning sign not judgement as srated in my experience the most judgemental and hateful people are those who claim to be the least of such.

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but there is truth that some races or groups of people haggle on a daily basis for what they pay, its their culture and you should be able to play the game for them, every estimate you give should have wiggle room to haggle on the price, if you watch any tv shows that they travel the world like " bizarre foods" you can see the people at markets like to haggle on price and actually get insulted if you pay what they want , so its not a personal issue to do with you or your pricing but many cultures other than American like to haggle, where most Americans are stupid enough or afraid enough not to ask for a discount or money off what they are buying..
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On the way back from my drain cleaning job this morning I drove to the place where the fridge line broke. I saw the man, he went in and got the balance of cash and said thank you for your services.

A good ending on this one.


@The Dane : As true as can be, well said!

I have a regular black man customer who haggles all the time. I always start a little higher and we get both what we want. I give him a super low price to install and remove his window AC twice a year. I charge almost full price when his toilet clogs. 2x already. After I'm done he walks to the gas station and I meet him there to pick up my pay. He's a good man.
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but there is truth that some races or groups of people haggle on a daily basis for what they pay, its their culture and you should be able to play the game for them...

the people at markets like to haggle on price and actually get insulted if you pay what they want...

but many cultures other than American like to haggle, where most Americans are stupid enough or afraid enough not to ask for a discount or money off what they are buying..
Or we don’t haggle because we expect a quality product at a fair price and feel that haggling over a price that was never meant to be negotiable is not the highest and best use of our time?

It’s true about haggling being a cultural thing and we just don’t have time for the whole:
customer : “ I really hate your product, but how much will you sell it to me for?
Proprietor: “it’s too great - I couldn’t possibly sell it”
Customer: “it’s not all that great, but the fact is I need it anyway, so how much”

Tbh it sounds like the stupidest song and dance I have ever heard and would drive me nuts if I had to act like that every time I wanted to buy something.
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