I don’t know about you but when I’m in a room with people that I know and they start speaking a foreign language in front of me so that I can’t know what they are saying …I don’t like it one bit. It’s downright rude and disrespectful to say the least . I can see if one of the parties doesn’t understand English but when they both do its totally unacceptable.
Chinese take outs are notorious for doing this.I used to order Chow Fun everyday when I came in they would yell in sing song “CHOW FUN” I told them I know what they are saying and they still continue to speak it in front of me they got to think that I’m a putz or something. My parents & Grandparents used to speak Yiddish in front of me using it as a secret language & private conversation to but always lost the privacy when they had to throw in an English word like ” KITCHEN”.At that point they where lost for a Yiddish word and lost the secrecy of the, their conversation.
If I’m in your in a store and the help is conversing in a foreign tongue say something and report it to thier supervisor. If you speak English … Speak English!!end.