Is it me, or are Filipino nurses’ egos among the most unhealthy in the world? The recent incidence of Filipino butthurt involves nurses again!
This time it is about an “offensive scene” in “It’s a Dog’s World”, a training video that “showed two Filipino nurses gossiping in Filipino in front of an American patient.” Wow, as if such a scene is not altogether implausible. You can routinely hear Filipinos yakking away about the most inane things clear across the room. Imagine being in a hospital bed right next to one such conversation going on!That, apparently, made a Pinay nurse who saw the video incensed enough to report it to a certain “Filipino community leader” named Victoria Navarro who then reported it to no less than Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr.
So Filipinos were suposedly “negatively depicted” in the video. Jeez. Americans are probably beginning to think Filipino nurses are too much trouble for the massive savings they probably enjoy recruiting them off their former colony instead of educating locals to take on such jobs.
Why don’t Filipinos, instead of being so quick to take offense from such trivial things, be a bit more reflective about stuff like this? I mean we’re racking up quite a dossier of such incidents. Doesn’t that tell us something? After all, as the saying goes, the common denominator in all your failed relationships is YOU.
Perhaps as starting point for such a national reflection, we can refer to a related article published by benign0 earlier, Do Filipinos speak too loudly and in an annoying manner in public spaces?. In that article he thinks out loud…
Could there be something about Tagalog and other Philippine dialects and the way these are spoken that tends to get under peoples’ skins?
I think I had already answered that question earlier in this piece.
I find it amazing though that no less than the Ambassador himself would get involved in this hysterical fit. Doesn’t Ambassador Cuisia have better things to do? I mean, Washington DC is clear across the continent from California where this thing supposedly happened!
Then again, I suppose it’s because the Philippine government routinely sucks up to these Pinoy communities all over the US. I read somewhere (though I could be wrong) that the combined income of all Fil-Ams is bigger than the entire Gross Domestic Product of the Philippines. So there you go. The image of a little mouse holding up an elephant comes to mind.
Frustrated artist doing geek for a living.