Canadians are very apologetic. A few weeks ago, I cut a man off in traffic. At the next light, he pulled up next to me and motioned for me to roll my window down.
Awesome, I thought. I'm gonna get shot in a road rage incident. (contrary to popular belief people actually do get shot in Canada)
Anyway, I rolled down my window and the man says "I'm so sorry. I don't want to seem like a pest, but you cut me off back there. I'm really sorry, I just wanted to let you know that you really should be more careful because you could cause an accident and I would hate for people to get hurt."
Here I was ready to exchange fighting words and he's apologizing to me! True story.
Some might also consider Canadians boring. I grabbed this picture from the CBC website where I was listening to a webcast about the world's perception of Canadians. I wish I could find that webcast again so I could post it because it was quite funny.
I have decided I'd like to make this sign say:
"Welcome to Canada. Everything costs more."
Here are some photos of a recent grocery shopping excursion
|Enough to make you go vegetarian?|
|Not such a great picture...Didn't realize I had the camera on video, so I had to grab a still shot...the bread on the top left is $3.29.|
|A pound of butter.|
|Bag o' milk - 4 liters (1 gallon)|
Now Canadian friends, before you get all defensive, like "That is an unfair representation - there are different stores, better prices, sales, that's not all the brands etc...this is just what you might see if you walked into a store. And people were looking at me funny for taking pictures of food so I had to be stealthy :D
Oh and gasoline is now hovering around $1.10 a liter. A liter! How many liters are in a gallon? Almost 4. O_o
Welcome to Canada.