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Some Filipino lady keeps calling and spewing at me in Tagalog. I can't get her to understand that she has the wrong number. She's called 4 times now.

She says something.
I say "I think you have the wrong number"
She says something else.
I say "I don't speak tagalog, you have the wrong number"
She says something at length and then hangs up.
And calls back 5 minutes later and the whole thing is repeated.

If this were happening in the middle of the night, it would be vaguely frightening. As it is, she's just interrupting my baking and it's getting hard not to laugh hysterically at her.

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tithonus
Mar. 9th, 2002 11:03 am (UTC)
how do you know it's tagalog? /me having never knowingly heard or seen tagalog..
maddening
Mar. 9th, 2002 12:58 pm (UTC)
My highschool was split evenly white kids, black kids, filipino kids. A huge number of people in my city are filipino and I've worked with many lil old filipino ladies.
I may not understand more than a word or two, but I know it when I hear it.
tithonus
Mar. 9th, 2002 01:33 pm (UTC)
makes sense. strange how we can recognise a language without knowing anything about what it means. i wonder what it is that people pick up.
maddening
Mar. 9th, 2002 01:45 pm (UTC)
It's the same reason you can recognize a song without knowing the words.

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