Yes, there are days, and yes, this is a bit of a rant. I was in Robinson's Mall, Dumaguete and I wanted to buy a couple thousand pesos worth of groceries. I do it frequently, as many here do, and usually have great customer service. Today was an exception. Today seemed to be "We Hate Foreigners Day" Now it is Friday the 13th, today, so there may be something to the superstition that things go wrong on that day. The first "Hmmmm" moment was when I asked the stock clerk to grind up a bag of coffee beans for me. I do that once every couple of weeks and the reply is always "Yes sir". Today the clerk spoke in Bisaya to my gf and told her to go through the line up and pay first before he could grind it. He did not say that in English to me, you understand, he ignored me and told my gf. I ignored him and went to a nearby security guard and asked: "Can you please authorize this man to grind the coffee so I do not have to stand in the the check out line two times?" He told the lad to do it. The lad was not happy but he did it after having a few words in his own language with the security guard. I thanked the lad for doing it, even though he did so grudgingly. After picking up a few more items I went to the checkout counter. I tried the Senior's line but the clerk said: "No; For senior citizens!" and pointed to the sign. I am tired of explaining that I am a senior so I went to the next line. I was about to turn around because that lane said "basket lane" and I had a cart with only a few items, BUT a filipina cut in front of me with a cart that held the same amount of groceries as I had and the clerk served her. So I got in line behind her and the clerk pointed to the sign and said (to my gf in Bisaya) "for basket lane only". Well I lost it then. I grabbed an empty basket from nearby and transferred all my groceries from the "cart" to the "basket" and set it on the counter (with a few swear words under my breath). I said "THERE! BASKET!" in one of those loud foreigner voices and then told my gf: "It almost seems like they don't want foreigner's money here." End of rant. I got my groceries, I paid my bill, and I left. I was tempted to go ask for the manager and ask why there is such an anti-foreigner sentiment today but I thought it would be useless so I came home and posted a rant on DI. Have a good day, all!.