So, for some context:
I live in one of the bigger cities found in the province of Quebec. The population of quebec mostly speaks french as their first language, but there are a few that speak english as their first language as well. I think the last time i checked it was 80/20 with french being the vast majority.
I've lived in this province my entire life, its where i was born. I do consider myself to be bilingual. Though, I still have an accent. which is understandable when I've only been speaking french for about 4 years now.
Now I have no idea why this happened, but one of my coworkers randomly came up to me as i was leaving and asked "T'as la misère a parler en francais, huh?" in english thats "you have troubled speaking french, huh?". I literally did not speak to this coworker all day so it was really out of the blue.
Honestly, I'm really self conscious about how i speak french since a lot of people seem to have opinions on it. some say my accent is weird because i learnt from people who are french french, rather than Quebecoise french. Obviously I ended up stuttering when i replied to her, since i wasnt sure what to say?
Like ive been told my french has improved a lot since i first started speaking. and to be brought down so suddenly kind of just really sucks. Especially when its from a person that isnt even close to being bilingual. Like this person can't even count to 20 in english. which is ridiculous considering english is a mandatory subject in high school smh
They even had the audacity to tell me it wasnt meant to be mean.
I really dont get it. why do people feel the need to call people out based on what languages they know or dont know?