Just the other day, I accompanied my nephew to one of the local variety stores here in Calbayog City. He was looking for a new pair of flip-flops. While he shopped for his shoes, I browsed around the store looking at everything and when I finally walked over to the shoe section, a certain young sales girl, who usually tries to avoid me because of her lack of English proficiency, immediately piped up when she seen me and said, “No sir, we have no U.S. sizes!” as if to derail me and stop me from asking any more questions. Without skipping a beat, I picked up a childs pair of “Hello Kitty” sneakers and then asked “Do you have this in Filipino size 10?” She stood there bedazzled and before she could gather herself, I asked “In what department can I find the underwater badminton rackets?” She immediately shied away and let her co-worker handle me. I’m sure next time I walk up to the third floor she will find it a most convenient time to go on her break!
It’s just More Fun with Filipina Sales Girls in the Philippines!