It’s nice to know that people can still shock me once in a while.
I’m writing this from work where I had some suggest that the names of the coffees we sell should be changed to ‘less indigenous-sounding’ names so that people will better be able to understand, pronounce and remember them.
At first I thought he was joking and so I tried joking back suggesting that maybe we could just require everyone to learn Spanish and he persisted with his original suggestion.
I countered by suggesting that it would be like changing a person’s name; he allowed that the original name could remain buy should be underneath the new, easier to prononce and to remember name.
Really? People really still think like this? I mean, I know they do but I thought they all lived somewhere in the middle of a continent, in one town surrounded by a moat.