At my job there are a lot of Indian people. One of my good buddies there is Indian. Anyways, we have some temps and contracts that are now with us to help during Q4, our busiest time. Two of the new girls (amongst about 150 new people) are Indian girls with attitude. One isn't so bad but the other is a "I think I know everything" type of girl who actually knows nothing. The other one is just dumb and gets snotty when you talk to her like a human being. Anyways, this girl's name rhymes with Camelshit (I'm not trying to be funny or anything, it really does) and she is one of the rudest people I have ever met.
I have my own little "group" at work. It's the same group of females that sit together for breaks and lunch everyday. Camelshit likes one of our friends, who happens to be Indian as well. Camelshit one day decides to come and sit with us without asking just because our Indian friend is there. Well, I certainly don't have a problem with people sitting at our table but a problem I DO have is when they start talking Indian and act as if everyone else isn't even there.
Just to note, I am NOT trying to point out Indians alone, there are a lot of people that do this, but my experience is with this Indian girl.
Anyhoo, she sits down with us and pretty much interrupts me and starts talking Indian to our friend. I was SECONDS away from saying "excuse me but I didn't quite understand a word you just said. Mind saying it in english for us white people?" (the only other people at the table at that time were myself, the Indian friend and a white friend) It really pissed me off.
What the point of this is, in my opinion, I don't care if you talk another language when you are sitting at the table with all people who speak that language but I think that if you are gonna sit at a table where a bunch of other people are sitting, it is quite rude to start talking in your language. My friend and I felt VERY awkward. We felt as if we weren't even there. It was so rude and the fact that I hate Camelshit makes me even madder about it. If she does it again tomorrow (this isn't the first time) then I am gonna say something, not to be rude, but to get a point across. I just don't want her to do the stupid shit of pulling out the racism card because I tell her to speak english at our table. I am not the least bit racist (damn, my boyfriend isn't even white) so do you think I should say something? I wouldn't say it rudely, as much as I would love to. What do you guys think about situations like this? Has it ever happened to you?