A contestant of the Hungarian reality show Való Világ (literally “Real World” – ed.) freaked out when she could not order in her mother tongue in a Budapest café. She already had problems with English in the reality show’s villa, but since then she has reportedly improved a lot. However, she still had trouble ordering in English.
In her Instagram story, VV Merci shared with her followers that she could not order her sandwich in Hungarian in a Budapest café because the waiter only spoke English. The reality show star says she was lucky to speak good enough English so that she could make her order, but a few years ago she would have been in trouble.
The former reality TV star was furious that the staff was not speaking Hungarian in a Budapest café. Merci did not excel in English in the 10th series of Való Világ, but she has reportedly made improvements since then. The young girl thinks that these days she would have no problem ordering in English but finds it unacceptable that she cannot use her mother tongue in one of Budapest’s busiest cafés, Blikk.hu reports.
„As unbelievable as it gets, I’ve learned enough English to order myself a baguette, but… Dear Starbucks on Király Street! Why can’t you hire people who are Hungarian? If I passed by a couple of years ago, I would have had to use hand gestures to ask for a baguette, in Hungary. I mean, it’s my thing (“fault” – ed.) too, but still..,”
Merci fumed in her Instagram story that was available for 24 hours.
Merci is a 21-year-old girl from Esztergom, Northern Hungary. Her occupation is salesperson, but her original profession is carpenter. She was raised by his grandmother and has lived alone since she was 17. Merci used to dance competitively.
Unfortunately, the case of VV Merci is not unique in Budapest. Many of us have experienced that some food delivery drivers are not Hungarian and do not speak any Hungarian at all.
Source: Blikk.hu, 24.hu, rtl.hu