Latino lady emptying the bin outside the hotel: goodmorning (big smile)
Wendy: I’ll take the stairs, we wont all fit in the lift
2 Latino ladies with room cleaning trolleys: (giggles)
In Seattle when I greet or talk to the Latino people emptying the bins or cleaning the rooms at work they rarely reply, I’ve never seen them smile. I’ve learned to treat them as if they aren’t there. It makes me feel uncomfortable. I don’t know any Latino people. The only places I see them are on the streets or in support roles like gardeners or cleaners. Here in Charlotte the Hotel staff appear more open to sharing superficial niceties. I feel less akward being me.