anyway, this is just for my dad's side. my dad is from a family of 9. he has 5 sisters. 2 out of the 5 like to call me for help when it comes to anything regarding speaking english. 1 aunt who is married into the family also like to do the same. majority of the time, i dont mind. i guess that could be another reason why they call me.
going into my point of all this, today i got a call from my aunt saying how she needs internet for her house bc her son (my cousin) needs to get online for hw. i partially believe that my 12 yr old cousin used hw as an excuse to get online but WHO KNOWS. MAYBE now-a-day the internet is an important assess for hw. what do i know? computers JUST started to get popular when i was his age.
so i called at&t (cheap DSL btw) to ask for the diff between all the DSL packages and dial in my aunt's home number when prompted. to my surprised, a mandarin speaking representative picked up. it was quite amusing on my end. my aunt must've called before and they noted that she speaks mandarin and not a drop of english. (she speaks cantonese too but most comfortable with mandarin).
being totally unprepared to speak mandarin, and unfortunately my mandarin speaking class did not boost up my self-esteem (yet)... i busted out with some chinglish (cantonese & english) instead. yes, not mandarin, not cantonese, not english but chinglish LoL instantly, the rep said in perfect english "let me transfer you to a cantonese rep." i cut her short and said, "i need someone who speaks english." she then said to me again in perfect english, "let me transfer you to an english rep then"
i love how efficient and bilingual at&t is! haha (i guess a big part to why i'm so surprised could be bc of the indian speaking reps i get when i call united!)
altho i wonder why this rep couldnt help me instead? lol maybe she DOESNT speak english as well as i thought?