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Am I Racist?

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Dermot

Dermot Report 17 Apr 2013 12:24

As a monolingual nation, it is easy to tell if a caller is 'foreign'. Trouble is, the caller might be just working down the road from you.

Politeness rarely offends.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Apr 2013 12:00

No, not really. You can usually tell if it's a overseas call by the clarity of the connection

If it was a genuine phone call from an organisation you deal with, they'll call back.

BrianW

BrianW Report 17 Apr 2013 11:52

Just answered the phone to be greeted by "Am I speaking to Mr. X" in an Indian subcontinent accent.
I answered "Yes, but I am not buying anything" and put the phone down, having made the assumption that it was (yet again) an Indian call centre flogging solar panels, double glazing or whatever.
But maybe it was a legitimate UK business I have dealings with which just happens to have an Indian employee.
Am I turning into Victor Meldrew?