La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    How often do people talk in a foreign language so the person they are talking about will not know it?

  2. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Then there’s the Seinfeld episode where Elaine is suspicious of her manicurists.

  3. Ervin Johnson

    Ervin Johnson said, about 3 years ago

    Whole Foods had instituted an “english only” policy. I guess they only want “home grown” employees too?

  4. ebsan

    ebsan said, about 3 years ago

    It’s just easier to talk in your native language.

  5. ebsan

    ebsan said, about 3 years ago

    What will they do if a customer doesn’t speak english?

  6. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I’m pretty sure the gluten-free, jalapeno, cilantro, hummus will not be missed.

  7. Yukoneric

    Yukoneric said, about 3 years ago

    Considering that 80 miles to the north of Albuquerque sits the first capital city ever established in this great country of ours, who do these uppity whiteys think they are…..? I enjoy listening to “foreign” languages because most of the time I understand what is being said.

  8. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The two employees reported they were suspended with pay for two days for complaining about the policy. Under pressure from the Governor and a threatened boycott, the policy has been revised.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    After the Indians it was the Spanish that came first. Unless it can be proven conclusively that Vikings also came and settled for a time even earlier than the Spanish.

  10. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Freedom of speech includes the right to say it in your choice of language.

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 years ago

    Disrespectful to who? A bystander? Your comment shows little understanding. What about the employee’s rights?

  12. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    its important to know the dynamics of Albuquerque … I’ve lived here most of my life. About half of the people here have an understanding of Spanish, not all are Hispanic, some are of northern European decent, not all Hispanics understand Spanish either. The Whole Foods that this happened at was close to the uber rich area of town where there are few Spanish speakers. When speaking Spanish here, one never can be sure if the conversation may be overheard by another Spanish speaker, so most conversations are kept civil just as you would expect an English conversation to be. The management over reacted to an innocent conversation probably because they have insecurities concerning whether their employees are talking bad behind their backs. Spanish is a part of our heritage in Albuquerque and we would be the poorer for the lack of our multicultural background (which includes as many as ten Native American cultures and languages as well). One part of being Multicultural is to except that there will be a certain amount of intolerance as well, they have their own culture to be proud of too, in their own fashion.

  13. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, about 3 years ago

    I live in the LA area, and people talk in foreign languages all the time. I love hearing it—when they are on personal time, when they are helping a customer, if they are doing work which does not require interaction with English speakers, when the business is an ethnic business such as a restaurant, or when it only requires very limited instructions to a limited English-speaking employee.

    I find it to be inappropriate, however, when most of the clientele are English speaking, for employees to carry on conversations in another language.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    My logic, what about yours? You make no sense in this extrapolation.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Zuni may sound alien but it has more standing than English if it is spoken in Whole Foods. French too has been spoken in N.America but some still consider it foreign.

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