Served with Sarcasm
Women can be very sarcastic when they communicate. But Latinas are usually sarcastic and passive aggressive! Blame it on growing up with “el que diran”; we are trained from a very young age to be polite, not make a scene and save face whenever possible. Take Elizabeth De La Cruz, a 31-year-old Dominican from Lawrence, Massachusetts who commonly uses the word “yep” to mask her anger. “My now ex ran into his ex while I was with him at a store,” De La Cruz said. “She hugged him and gave him a bunch of kisses on the cheek while I stood there,” she continued. “When the hood rat walked away he asked [me] ‘Are you all right?’ I pulled out the ‘yep’ and when we got home, I let him know how all right I really was about her smooching on his face!”
Another phrase to be aware of is,
“No, I’m not mad,”
if it’s said while she walks away briskly or doesn’t give you eye contact. Those subtle cues are a clear indication that you’re in trouble.