I was walking through the city stree- No I wasn't, I was/am sitting in a building, in a hallway, waiting for class..
You came because you wanted to see if you were better than the unnamed people in the title didn't you? I bet you did. Before you accuse me of having a misleading title, bear with me for a moment or ten.
Ever hear someone say, "Gah, such and such must have had a 3rd grade education in whatevercountryhe/sheisfrom?" Of course you have, no experience is unique. There is only the illusion of uniqueness that individuals fabricate to make themselves feel special about their lives. Anyway, I loathe when people say this. The reason I loathe this is because the individuals [two women, gruff and marble voiced, you know the type] decided the woman in charge of cleaning the staff bathroom left something where they didn't like it. Something? Yes, something. That is awfully vague you say? It is, but this "something" is of no consequence, it was minor, a detail that need not be focused on. It really was nothing, I assure you. You will have to trust me.
After grating on about how this something inconvenienced them, they stated the woman [I assume the woman was of Spanish origin, they referenced San Domingo] had a third grade education. I don't understand what makes them think this. There is likely a language barrier, maybe the accused woman is working on learning English, maybe not, maybe that should be a requirement for individuals who, in their work, interact with English speakers. I have heard many a tale of people coming to the United States, well educated in their country, and being denied jobs because their degree is not recognized in the United States. Is the degree simply not up to standards? Maybe. Another scenario: People work lowly jobs in order to fund their education, we know someone who has been there, or we have been there ourselves. What gives them the right to insult the woman, behind her back, because she may have faltered in a meager task due to a language barrier, maybe not, maybe she was lazy.
Regardless, there are scenarios that exist in which baseless insults, are not all insults baseless? Yes, if they had base, they would not be insults would they? I apologize for the redundancy in that case! There exist scenarios in which people who have not had to work to achieve their goal [work as in, work at a lowly job] who deem themselves the judges, worthy of the title because they presume they are more educated. Sometimes this is justified, now, in this scenario, I cannot say whether it is or not. I can say they do not sound educated when they do nothing but assert and rant about something that is really nothing. Such assertions are not fair to the woman and it is wrong to assume you know her level of education and her city, country, birthplace. Your knowledge is based solely on the language she speaks. It really is not knowledge though, is it? There was no gathering of information, but what can we call it? Your uneducated thoughts perhaps? There are variants of Spanish, don't you know? No, you didn't. Not you, them, they didn't know I am sure of it! Had they known, they would have been able to accurately state where the object of their frustration had come from. They say, with authority, that she is from San Domingo. Is she Dominican? I don't know, maybe she is. Not all Dominicans come from San Domingo and I doubt- No, I am sure, they had not conversed with her before spouting their refined, superior, educated statements.
Oh well. This is the world, don't you agree? Can we fix it? No. What should we do? Nothing. Yes, nothing sounds perfectly fine to me.
Anyway, this must be wearing thin. Yes, it is, too much conjecture, too much what if, not enough facts at the table for the intellectual feast. I did not offer you a place at my table though, for my table is sparse and barren, there is no feast here. I simply posit the point that I do not believe such statements are fair and they only serve to debase the one who spouts them, for it is uneducated and ignorant to do so in many situations.
Oh, look at me! Judging, presuming, asserting, I am guilty of it too!
I feel it is good to end here, no explanation will resurrect my point, my standing has crumbled to pieces, there is no rebuilding it.
Move along, you are not welcome here any longer. I do not have food for your thoughts! Please, move along.