Crazy people

No English, No Service!

The other day, a Sri Lankan born postal worker in UK hit the headlines when it was brought to light that he refused to serve customers who did not speak English (though he was hailed by many, there were wide-spread protests too against his attitude and he was sacked). His stand was that he was born and raised in a different country and his language was different but he “obeyed the British way of life” and expected the same from other immigrants as well.

 

He would have served his employer better had he put in some extra effort to learn a couple of other languages to help those customers who did not speak English.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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