An American living in a heavily Hispanic part of Florida was refused service because she did not speak Spanish. The Miami Herald reports:
A video of an argument with a Taco Bell employee in Hialeah has unleashed a wave of indignation on social media.
The incident happened on Wednesday night, when Alexandria Montgomery was trying to place an order — in English — at a Taco Bell drive thru window at 785 East Ninth St. The employee refused to take her order because she wasn’t speaking Spanish.
In the video, which was posted Thursday night, Montgomery asked the annoyed woman, “Do you have a manager here?”
“She is in her house sleeping,” the employee replied in Spanish in a dismissive tone. There was no one else to take the order, the employee claimed.
The employee in question was fired. English is not the official language in Florida, but officially not the United States as a whole.