Phone call with a client this afternoon. She lives out of state and has a winter home in Arkansas, so we do her state taxes.
Please note that for the purposes of this hate, I do not have a serious southern accent. I do sound like I'm southern (I say ya'll like it's going out of style), but I'm still VERY understandable.
Me: (Name) we've finished your state taxes. If we can just verify your shipping address, we will happily send you the proper forms to sign.
Her: Excuse me? I cannot understand a word you are saying!
Me: Oh, I'm very sorry... (Repeats Self)
Her: I'm sorry. Is there anyone there that doesn't speak so southern? Your drawl is absolutely atrocious darling. You really should take some speech classes and learn how to talk like a proper person!
Me: Of course. Just a moment please.
/hands phone to most redneck employee (a partner) we have
In other words, do not make fun of people for accents. It's a natural part of living.