I so hate it when….Wait, wait, wait. Start from the beginning. I don’t wanna sound aggressive lol. But how to start because I was really bothered then, still I am!! Ummm, I guess people are used to traditional beginnings. So, here we go.
As known Saudis are 2nd speakers when it comes to English. Many of them astonish you when you get to hear them using English. They sound like Americans and some prefer the UK accent. Since American accent is the easiest, Saudis tend to use it often. British accent is somehow difficult but amazing and so elevated I can’t deny it *can’t hide how much I adore it*.
If people usually have crush on other people, get ready to hear mine, I have a crush on the British accent, on every guy or a lad who uses it. I love BBC for your sake people. I have had my own UK channels because of YOU though my TV has been off for months now, maybe 7 or 9. I have been meaning to turn it on but I don’t know why I am too lazy to do it. Don’t get me wrong, I am active number one ever but somehow I lost my passion towards my TV. OOOPS, off track Susu, get back to the right track. Rewind, rewind, oh yeah.
So, after telling you what Saudis prefer when it comes to using English, I came across this guy while I was ordering some food to go when we were having dinner at a shopping mall.*I love saying food to go, I donno why lol*
P.S. Before telling you the conversation that took place between the Saudi guy and the cashier guy, I have to tell you that I speak American accent perfectly to the extent that native speakers question my nationality. I do know how to talk using British accent, not so well because I am affected with my Americanism lol. Moreover, my friends say that American accent suits me more and that British accent is for arrogant people lol. I am not praising myself here but I am just telling you that to tell you that what I heard was neither American nor British accent but merely Saudi accent ;D.
Ready, steady, go ;D
Location: London Fish and Chips
Day: Sweet Wednesday
Time: 8 PM
The Saudi guy: “Good afternoon”
The Cashier man and I : “@-@”!!
The cashier man politely: “Good evening Sir,” “Remember the time people”!!
The Saudi guy: “Who are you,”?!
The cashier man: “@-@, Ummmm, Ummmm, I am Carol Sir,”!! “He meant how are you by the way!!,”
The Saudi guy whispering and laughing: “I tell him who are you and he says his name,”!!
The Saudi guy again : “What’s the best mail you have here,”?
The cashier guy: “Ummm, what Sir,”!!!
The Saudi guy :” Mail, mail, mail,”!!!
The chashier guy goes and asks another guy at the back.
The other guy comes in and greets the Saudi guy :” What is it you need sir,”?
The Saudi guy: “What is the famous mail here,”?!
The other guy looks at the cashier guy surprised “silence, silence, silence”. “Umm, I am not sure Sir but I guess it’s called The Saudi Post,”!!
The Saudi guy: “What!?, the mail here, here at your restaurant,”!!
P.S. Saudis egos arise when a girl corrects for them since we live in a male dominant society. Ask me about it, I have 5 brothers!! That’s why I kept silent though I got it from the first minute he spilled it!! I also wanted to see where it ends!!
The other guy went to the back, consulted a third guy and came back smiling a mischevious smile after whispering into the cashier’s man ears.
The cashier man trying so hard to prevent a laugh from appearing: “All the meals are famous here, it’s London Fish and Chips sir, do you prefer chicken or sea food,”!!
My order was ready then and so I left but my mind was there!!
We were sitting in the families side, open and mixed since my brother was with us. I joined our table with my face still yellow. “What’s wrong my bro asked, anybody said anything to you,”!! “Erggggh, you and your Saudi mentality,” “Why it should be always a guy saying something to a girl!! Why not the opposite, I can knock guys dead if anybody dared to say anything to me,”!!
We were 4, my 2 sisters, my bro and I with one extra chair. We started eating and chatting when this guy approached saying :”Excuse me, can I have this share,”!!
I raised my head and was like OMG!! Not again!!
Yes, it was the same guy!!
I am psping a lot here lol, bear with me please ;D
P.S. I am not making fun of people and their accents AT ALL. I just wonder and it’s a deep thorough wondering how people so confidentaly use broken English!! If they have all of this confidence, why not go and learn the proper English!!