What !!!!speak in our launguage then i will answer you.

@amnabas (9966)
Karachi, Pakistan
November 22, 2015 3:56am CST
Yesterday my mother in law had a huge fight with our maid.She was absent day before yestrrday without informing.She did informed to other house's owner.So my mother in law yielded on her.The maid was replying rudely continously (i think she shouldn't be replying as it was her mistake)She was murmering in her native language.My mother in law said speak in our languagethen i will answer you. Have you ever gone through these situations?
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@boiboing (12208)
• Northampton, England
22 Nov 15
Sadly I don't think many members have a maid to get into a fight with.
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@LadyDuck (146741)
• Switzerland
22 Nov 15
Exactly! I should go out and find another work to be able to pay a maid for only a few days a week!
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@boiboing (12208)
• Northampton, England
22 Nov 15
@LadyDuck To be serious though, in countries like Pakistan it's a social obligation to employ people less well-off so that they have an income. So I shouldn't really joke about it.
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@LadyDuck (146741)
• Switzerland
23 Nov 15
@boiboing It was the same in our countries many years ago. Of course there is no reason to joke about it.
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@hereandthere (28810)
• Philippines
22 Nov 15
we also have many regional dialects and there are situations where you can feel someone's talking about you even if you can't understand what they're saying.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Nov 15
hereandthere, it seems their self-defense for they cannot fight back especially if the maid is guilty. Our maid was fired when she slapped my 2 year nephew/
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• Philippines
23 Nov 15
@cacay1 why did she slap your nephew? was he being naughty? were there any witnesses?
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Nov 15
@hereandthere When we arrived home, the baby executed how our maid hurt him.Actually, I also slapped her twice and have all her things thrown outside home for she might do something bad to us during our sleep.We paid her good for 1 month so as not to complicate the situation.We are still diplomatic,others may not like our idea paying her considering the red mark of our nephew's face.
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@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
22 Nov 15
For me...speaking in a language where no one can uderstand is disrespectful
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Nov 15
@Reine25,exactly..it seems unfair for we cannot defend our side.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
22 Nov 15
@Does your mother in law knows her language?I guess,she doesn't. So far as I am concerned,I had once across a Russian tourist who knew only Russian.He asked me something.I couldn't understand what he was asking.I asked him first in Hindi and then in English what he wanted.He smiled,took his right hand to his lips even as putting his left hand on his stomach.Now everything was clear.He was hungry and looking for a restaurant.I took him to a good restaurant.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Nov 15
The maid should have not murmur . She lacks respect considering her fault.She should be fired for she might do something bad for your family as a revenge.
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• Canada
26 Nov 15
Here for the majority it will just be people speaking in English-but I'm sure that it does happen at least on occasion here.