The answer is simple. You have no choice! The major corporations want you to, and if you don’t do it, you won’t get the service you’re looking for.
Stop blaming it on the Mexicans! Blame it on the corporations who are desperately trying to capture every red cent or greenback. They don’t give a damn about the skin color of the person who’s spending the bucks, all they want is the bucks.
It’s hilarious the way songs are created and blogs are written about how a true American shouldn’t have to press 1 for English. You hear the usual crap, like, “learn the language”, or “if you want to live in the U.S., you best learn the language buddy.” (Said with an accent from Alabama.)
The reality is that those major corporations launched a campaign long ago to cater to that Spanish speaking dollar. It became an out right war between the banks and other financial institutions and corporations to grab the almighty green from the less mighty brown.
These corporations could give a damn how much you hoot and holler about having to press one for English. You might as well get used to it and shut the hell up. Just press one for English and move on, unless you’re bilingual like me then I can press either one.
Hey you facilitated this monster. You’re the Tea Bagger or “Conservative” who wants to continue giving tax cuts to these major corporations who do what any good capitalist would do, capture the market. Right?
So the next time you call that corporation and you are told to press 1 for English, remember, pressing 1 facilitates another market to press 2 which creates more profits for the major corporations which according to you, creates more jobs for people like us.
So grin and bear it Mr. capitalist, conservative, Tea Bagging complainer. It’s capitalism 1-0-1.
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana and the Tucson Citizen. Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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