"It's always the same with you people."
Immediately other people started to jump onto that wagon, agreeing with that man. Just because she was a foreigner, she is automatically in the wrong. Fortunately another person who worked there told everybody it's not just foreigners who "try" this trick, (with trick, meaning using an old number) but also people from here.
Am glad this person stood up against those people. In the mean time of the argument, my number had gone up and I stood in front of this person who defended the foreigner.
I regret I hadn't been faster and given my own number to the foreigner. This could have solved this situation.
People are always so easy to judge others, simply because they NEED someone to blame for their own frustrations.
In the past, I've worked in a multi cultural environments. Had great colleagues, learnt a lot from different cultures, which enrichened my knowledge. Being in such environment where others are judged simply because they're not from here, makes me feel a stranger.
Is it really so hard to accept people for WHO they are?