Thursday, 19 March 2009

No English. No Deal.

Deva Kumarasiri, a postmaster in Nottinghamshire, is so proud to be British that he has refused to serve customers in his post office if they cannot speak English.

Mr Kumarasiri’s argument, and rightly so, is that we have a common language to communicate with, and he expects them to use it. How long can someone stand behind a counter trying to interpret sign language?
I don’t know if what he is doing is legal, but I for one applaud him.

On seeing an interview with him on GMTV this morning, I was left with this thought.

How many of the English viewers that were watching this interview, looked up from their cornflakes and said, ‘Good on yer! Well done son’, then this afternoon fly out to their holiday villa in Spain, walk into the local shop and say, ‘Hola mate, me want dos bottles of milk and a packet of Hobnobs per favore.’?

1 comment:

  1. Some people have the same idea here in Georgia- if you come to America, they say, you have to speak the language.
    This in a State where four letter words have two syllables.