Wow don't you think you're exaggerating a little bit? What you experienced happens everywhere, there are rude people in every country.
I don't think I could have responded to this better than JB
. Unfortunately TriniSpanish, I think Trinis are more aggressive and have a bold faced way about them. True there are rude people in every country but Trinis do have a way of standing out when it comes to being "wrong and strong." They expect everything from you without being grateful and if one day, you happen to say "no" they react as if you were very rude to them. I think the lines are an excellent example of how ill mannered Trinis really are. And JB
is right when he mentioned that they have no patience at all.
I always remember this particular incident which took place in a bank. I was in a very long queue patiently waiting to do about five transactions. There was a white woman ( a local not a foreigner) who kept grumbling about how long the line was and how people were taking too long with their transactions. I was tempted to explain to her that it was the end of the month and worse, in the afternoon. So it would be expected that everyone would try to visit the bank after work. But sometimes, ignorance is bliss. I ignored her grumblings and she was elated to see that I was next (since she was behind me). Well as I previously mentioned, I had five transactions to do. While I was by the teller, I thought to myself that the lady behind me must be going crazy. I was right. Before I had time to actually leave the teller, she flew right up to me and mentioned something inaudible. I suspect it was a rude remark about how long I took. I just shook my head and left. Sometimes, it just isn't worth the while to stress over Trinis.