First Encounter

A guy came to the office wanting to do his 2003 and 2004 tax return, and knowing he owes money to the government from his 2002 tax return is insisting that we give him his refund right away. Duh??? The government would definitely use his refund to pay off his debt. After rejecting him, he started yelling "you f_ _ _ _ _g ignorant immigrants" and "i'm a canadian born citizen, my parents and grandparents are all canadian born citizens" (so what???)... he was verbally abusive... I was about to call 911 for assistance when my boss butt in and told him to leave our office.

He is a guy in his mid thirties, very healthy, meduim build... and yet he is on social assistance with the government because he is too lazy to work! I didn't understand his outburst about discriminating immigrants. The way I understand it is that it is the immigrants who are the source for the funds used to pay for his social assistance.

Immigrants are required to bring in a certain amount of money when they enter the country. Yet, despite their credentials/professions in their own country, most of them have to start doing odd jobs just to make ends meet. Why do we do that? Because we believe this country is good for the future of our kids.

This is my first encounter with a Canadian born discriminating immgirants... and I was quite speechless I could feel the blood rushing to my face...

5 comments:

Junnie said...

That was so uncalled for. His ignorance is pitiful. I hope he wasnt on drugs when he said those things. Why in the world did he think that you guys, who are already helping him with his ITR, are the reason for his problems? you did the right thing..and your poise amidst all these was really admirable. Ayus lang yan Jo.

Matapoor said...

hay naku Jo, lazy people like that need to find someone to blame. as if the fact that he is lazy isn't reason enough.

JO said...

as long as i know that i am doing my job and as long as i am not on any government assistance (social or welfare), i dont really care about their ignorance.

techguy said...

Hi Jo,

torontonian ka rin pala, marami dito nyan sa toronto mahilig sa asa sa gobyerno....

Vintage Star said...

man, this reminds me of junnie and mitzi's encounter on a train. so sad that there are still people like that around.