Dumbledore7 wrote:What a disgrace. They did minute of silence for Paris in the EU qualifiers.
FCBayernMunchen wrote:although I had read that this is the way things are normally done in Turkey and it is not disrepectful
Dumbledore7 wrote:Understandable when it's put that way, I guess. However I'd have expected that they'd still do minute of silence for Paris even if a match or stadium weren't targeted.
FCBayernMunchen wrote:@#12: I have nothing against restaurants. The foreigners aren't usually the chefs, we have very good Maltese chefs (I'm sure I've eaten food prepared by foreign chefs too, but I don't realise and I'm sure they are good anyway). But servers, waiters/waitresses, baristas etc are more often than not from elsewhere in Europe and have no clue of Maltese. You'd be surprised to know that despite English being an official language here, not everyone speaks it, and in my opinion very very few people speak it as fluently as Maltese. In Malta, English proficiency is still a social marker of either age or education. I don't mean to make the situation worse than it is; the vast majority of people will understand almost everything you say if you speak in English, but many struggle a lot to speak, read or write in English and that can be problematic in a restaurant setting.
#12 wrote:@FCBM: I actually meant ramseij there - he complained about the many restaurants owned by Italians...
I get the problem... But IMHO that's actually homemade... Because we have many "foreign" waiters too... Just that they never get employed without being fluent in German... You won't even get a work permit... You probably have no such rule? Additionally, you have the "problem" that English is an official language... Makes things even easier to steer around... I can understand the anger and all, but I still think it's partly due to the fact that many/most Maltese probably don't want to wait tables?
I knew that English was still a domain of more educated (I always wondered though that such a small island - no offense - actually managed to develop it's own language...)...
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