Just try not to be on the other side of it, the alien. It does not work in that scenario.
Been there, hello I am speaking, but they laugh
Been called everything from cute to hearing about someones GGG Grandfather that happened to come from my country,,so they are like me
Whatever,,,, because some cannot open their ears and listen, its actually quite degrading to the other person, but seems fun to them or an experience, yip it is an experience and it goes both ways
Me, I dont talk to them again as they put in NO effort to understand or communicate, why should it always be me that has to change how expectation expects communication, americans are bad, but the english are even worse. Both share a certain arrogance when talking to others in the same language
OPEN YOUR EARS and make the effort to understand