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Stupid Service Advisor

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bulldawg, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    bulldawg

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    Yesterday I went to Toyota of Roswell, GA to get my oil changed. I spoke for a couple minutes with the service advisor, then as the advisor (a black man) is inspecting my truck he says, "You know where your from they sell these things in diesel." I have olive skin (family has ancestors from Egypt believe it or not) but I was born and raised Southern and have a pretty strong Southern accent, so I take offense to some fool thinking i'm a foreigner or unamerican. Now I consider myself a pretty chill guy too, but this irked the hell out of me. I asked him what he meant by saying "where your from" I think he realized he offended me and to save face he said "Oh you have a European accent, I thought you were European." European Accent:confused:? At this point I gave him an incredulous look, signed the paper work and let it be.

    What do ya'll think? Was I being a little sensitive or was he really that ignorant?
     
  2. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    I would say he is being ignorant. You were well within your rights to feel offended.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Im sure he meant no harm. FWIW, The deisel versions are availible everywhre except the US and Canida. So HIS ancestors may be driveing a deisel too.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    drew02a

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    You should have asked him if he ate Fried Chicken for lunch...

    :laugh:

    Seriously though, other peoples' ignorance and/ or incompetence pisses me off WAY more than it should. Usually I just give them the "your an idiot" smile/ laugh, though.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    or still not driving at all
     
  6. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    DDD

    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

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    God I hate black guys.


    just kidding...:p
     
  7. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I think you did exactly the right thing. You made it known that his comment was ignorant/stupid, and it was clear that he felt like an idiot. You didn't let it escalate into something more.

    Like you, I'm a born and bred Southerner and proud of it. Unlike you, though, I'm just a plain-ol' white guy. I don't know how I'd react if I had to deal with stuff like this more often, but you did exactly what I'd like to think I would do.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    HEY! Im Black! So is my Dog! :mad:










    :D
     
  9. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    Eh, the guy probably never finished high school. Most of the mechanics I've known (including my 2 brothers) can't even spell properly. Then again I've said dumber things over the years :)
     
  10. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    I don't think he really meant anything negative about it, but then again he should know better than to say something like that. Especially since he's black.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

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    Sorry Chris.

    I have a brown dog. Sometimes I wish she was black...

    IMG_3197.jpg
     
  12. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    Ehh..Not a smart comment for him to make...but I wouldn't get overly upset about it...It's just not worth the aggravation.
     
  13. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I was kidding....What country is your Dog from? :D
     
  14. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    Simple slip of the tongue-I think his main point was trucks...he was just relating to you and made a foible. On the same note, I understand why it pissed you off-because his assumption was kind of a slap to your patriotism and your roots here in this Country. I can tell by his statement he didn't mean any harm at all.
    The "fried chicken" comment on the other hand...
     
  15. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    maybe he just had a brain fart. But you would think after talking with me for a couple minutes you could tell i'm not a foreigner! Actually, I left the USA for the first time this summer (medical mission trip to Trinidad)
     
  16. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    I think what he said to you was just as ignorant as what you said...
    what does it matter what color his skin is ???
     
  17. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    btw- i did see those diesel Hiluxes in Trinidad and they looked pretty sweet, ha ha.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    so did you do that to yourself after this comment?
     
  19. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    because one would expect that the advisor, as a minority, would be a little more versed than to label some one else (me) as not only a minority but also unamerican.

    that said, he probably was just trying to talk about trucks and let that slip.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    yeah probably some people have a hard time coming up with small talk
     
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