Posted by Patrick M. Fallon on April 30, 2002 at 23:34:36:
Apparently, one of her Brazilian friends were recently mistreated verbally by a Walmart customer service person in the eyeware dept. The Brazilian girl was trying to locate a eye-test perscription from a doctor friend... the Walmart person says ..."how could someone like you have a friend who is a doctor..." referring to the poor clothing, broken english and being a immigrant to USA. The girl went to the washroom (Canadian for restroom)to cry. Poor thing --many lack confidence thats all.
When my fiancee told me the story ... I just laught.
She wanted me to explain.
I have been an immigrant to Ireland at the age of 5 yrs old -- back to Canada at 12 yrs old (with another funny accent) and so on to the USA.
I explain the Lord Boycott, Co. Mayo story. Also I explained that Sam Walton's family (who started WalMart) were from Kiltamach (please excuse my spelling), Co. Mayo. Also I have a brother and sister born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
She laughed too.
Boy, it sure is a small world.
Hello to Ballyglass.