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(AP)   Man who robbed gas station made no threats, displayed no gun, simply offered an apology as he fled with a fistful of cash. Authorities on the lookout for a Canadian   (hosted.ap.org) divider line
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2009-03-03 04:20:10 PM  
Bill Miner (new window), is that you?
 
2009-03-03 04:26:05 PM  
No weapons? No threat? Let's invade Canada!!!!


They hate us for our freedom fries.
 
2009-03-03 04:32:43 PM  
I have poutine and I'm not afraid to use it!
 
2009-03-03 04:37:20 PM  
This just in: the cash in the register is insured, and you'll get fired by your manager if you fight back.
 
2009-03-03 04:55:25 PM  
Q: How do get 12 Canadians out of a swimming pool?
A: Ask them.
 
2009-03-03 05:01:45 PM  

RocketRod: Q: How do get 12 Canadians out of a swimming pool?
A: Ask them.


I was going to suggest making the water warm, but whatever ices your puck.
 
2009-03-03 05:02:21 PM  
INSTANT BAILOUT!
 
2009-03-03 05:02:22 PM  
As a Canadian, I'm proud of the stereotype that we're all nice people.
 
2009-03-03 05:02:26 PM  
... or Minnesotan.
 
2009-03-03 05:03:44 PM  
Am I the only one that thinks the clerk should be fired for handing the money over for no reason? I mean I can understand about not fighting back, but there wasn't even a weapon.
 
2009-03-03 05:03:59 PM  

RocketRod: Q: How do get 12 Canadians out of a swimming pool?
A: Ask them.


Q: How do you get 12 Americans out of a swimming pool?
A: You can't fit 12 Americans in a swimming pool.
 
2009-03-03 05:05:52 PM  

tortilla burger: RocketRod: Q: How do get 12 Canadians out of a swimming pool?
A: Ask them.

Q: How do you get 12 Americans out of a swimming pool?
A: You can't fit 12 Americans in a swimming pool.


Q: How do you get 12 Mexicans out of a swimming pool?
A: Pay them for digging it.
 
2009-03-03 05:05:57 PM  
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/hotlinked from the devil's panties
//NOT satanic porn
 
2009-03-03 05:07:48 PM  

Bored Horde: This just in: the cash in the register is insured, and you'll get fired by your manager if you fight back.


What fight?,
No weapons = "I'm sorry sir I can't do that"
Then try to sell him a slurpy.
It's important to be customer focused.
 
2009-03-03 05:08:05 PM  

funnyfarm299: Am I the only one that thinks the clerk should be fired for handing the money over for no reason? I mean I can understand about not fighting back, but there wasn't even a weapon.


I seem to remember that we were told to just hand it over if asked. Maybe confirm if we weren't sure they were serious, but to just hand it over.

We also weren't allowed to have more than $50 in the till at any given moment - like that would work out with the silliness that is the morning rush.

Of course, this was back when I worked 3rd shift at a convenience store/gas station in 1990 or so, so my memory could be a bit fuzzy.
 
2009-03-03 05:08:57 PM  
What's the opposite of a fistful of cash?

A gashful of fist. (surprisingly SFW new window)
 
2009-03-03 05:09:04 PM  
This story came from Rib Mountain, Wisconsin?

I pray to whatever primitive god may that exist that the name of that town isn't misleading.
 
2009-03-03 05:09:33 PM  
If the guy had beady eyes, a flapping head, and did nothing else but make fart jokes, I would agree he was a Canadian.
 
2009-03-03 05:11:18 PM  

LegacyDL: This story came from Rib Mountain, Wisconsin?

I pray to whatever primitive god may that exist that the name of that town isn't misleading.


Switch to a modern god.
No good rib joints in that town.
There's not even a regular mountian there.
Worst vacation ever.
 
2009-03-03 05:12:52 PM  
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So I guess that whole strike thing isn't working out so well is it?
 
2009-03-03 05:13:30 PM  
Since this happened in America, can't we just shoot Canadians and then check to see if they were the robber?
 
2009-03-03 05:14:56 PM  
We want... more money!
 
2009-03-03 05:15:14 PM  
Nice? Canadian? You haven't been watching Degrassi.

/that Holly J is such a biatch
//I have a thing for Canadian melodrama
///and for chicks who say "aboot"
 
2009-03-03 05:15:41 PM  

LegacyDL: This story came from Rib Mountain, Wisconsin?


Just a quick spin from Gleason!
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2009-03-03 05:16:28 PM  
I have nothing to add to this thread so here's a pic of a canuck with poutine on his toque.

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/thanks OlaftheBent for the correction
//one day I'll photoshop it...one day
 
2009-03-03 05:16:46 PM  
I remember being up in Canada with my wife and a friend who is a cop. We were driving around Montreal late at night and some bum comes by to try and wash our windshield. My buddy who is the cop figures this is going to turn nasty (like it would in the US) but after we said "no thanks" the bum very nicely thanked us and walked away.
 
2009-03-03 05:21:35 PM  
I was going to post, but ..... meh
 
2009-03-03 05:23:48 PM  
Suspect is hatless. I repeat, hatless.
 
2009-03-03 05:31:31 PM  

tzzhc4: My buddy who is the cop figures this is going to turn nasty (like it would in the US) but after we said "no thanks" the bum very nicely thanked us and walked away.


There was an article in the paper here a while back about how a lot of cops had immigrated from the UK, and they were shocked that criminals called them "sir" and rarely ran or fought when they were arresting them. hilarious.
 
2009-03-03 05:32:00 PM  
Ain't got no gun, ain't got no knife.
Don't you start no fight.
 
2009-03-03 05:34:42 PM  

You_Really_Like_Me: ... or Minnesotan.


I didn't see passive aggressive listed.
 
2009-03-03 05:34:44 PM  

You_Really_Like_Me: ... or Minnesotan.


Given that you folks play hockey, toboggan, and curl, we'd probably issue you guys passports if you asked politely. You meet all the necessary criteria.
 
2009-03-03 05:39:26 PM  

ptomblin: Bill Miner (new window), is that you?


Hands up, ptomblin... hands up.

/and give up the liver pills
 
2009-03-03 05:40:04 PM  
I don't get it. Why rob a gas station? They don't have any money. Don't rob a bank either.

If you need some quick cash and can organize a few like minded individuals then go for the grocery stores. Sure you'll need crowd control and your 'organized' crew will likely be meth-heads but the money is there and the security isn't. A good heist shouldn't take more than a few minutes and could easily be in the thousands compared to the paltry plunder at the local Gas-n-Go.

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2009-03-03 05:43:49 PM  

unyon: You_Really_Like_Me: ... or Minnesotan.

Given that you folks play hockey, toboggan, and curl, we'd probably issue you guys passports if you asked politely. You meet all the necessary criteria.


The wifie is from Wisconsin, so she is getting a kick out of this story. I think THEY are also almost Canadian, except they pronounce cot and caught differently from each other, and say roof and root strangely.

She says that the Ohioans she met thought SHE was Canadian, so I can see the confusion there.

/How aboot it?
 
2009-03-03 05:45:03 PM  

homarjr: As a Canadian, I'm proud of the stereotype that we're all nice people.


Well..there's always the exception. I met a Canadian asshole in Mexico. We were enjoying the beach, no radio player, just blankets, quiet snorkeling, etc..and he got to talking to one of my Canadian friends traveling with me. Upon finding out her traveling companions were American, he began to loudly deride us and paint us all with a rather large brush. Calling us loud assholes who ruin the beach (mind you, he was the only one talking loud enough to be heard by anyone within a 30 yard radius). My "friend" sat there agreeing with him all along.

Assholes. No country is immune.
 
2009-03-03 05:46:24 PM  
I'll bet you money that the either the guy or his family were probably starving because he was jobless. I think we'll start seeing a lot more of this as the economy goes to hell.

/Live in Michigan
//McDonalds restaurants here get a minimum of 30 applications per position.
 
2009-03-03 05:47:04 PM  
homarjr 2009-03-03 05:02:22 PM
As a Canadian, I'm proud of the stereotype that we're all nice people.


What about (or aboot) the one that you guys all have beady eyes, and flapping heads?
 
2009-03-03 05:48:23 PM  

ptomblin: Bill Miner (new window), is that you?


My grandmother said she learned to ride on Bill Miner's horse.. See, the horse was why he was caught, it walked away while he was robbin' or wouldn't go when it was time. sumthin, sumthin, nevermind. Camilla.
 
2009-03-03 05:56:19 PM  
Okay on behalf of all Canadians all i have to say is

Sorry eh.
 
2009-03-03 05:56:40 PM  

That coward David Lopan: What about (or aboot) the one that you guys all have beady eyes, and flapping heads?


That is a horrible stereotype and should be put to rest.
 
2009-03-03 05:59:07 PM  
WHO says 'aboot'?!? Fellow Canucks? Have you ever heard anyone in Canada (that isn't a newly landed Scottish immigrant) pronounce about as 'aboot'? I genuinely don't get this American joke. SIGH.

I've been trying to find this elusive Canadian with the speech impediment that apparently EVERY US citizen has heard and staple his/her mouth shut. So far, after being in every province, I've only found that the Newfs talk funny. Then again, the provincial drink is Screetch. Says much.

/Anyone, anyone? Bueller?
 
2009-03-03 06:00:38 PM  

Ashtrey: tortilla burger: RocketRod: Q: How do get 12 Canadians out of a swimming pool?
A: Ask them.

Q: How do you get 12 Americans out of a swimming pool?
A: You can't fit 12 Americans in a swimming pool.

Q: How do you get 12 Mexicans out of a swimming pool?
A: Pay them for digging it.


Q: How do you get 12 Chinese people out of a swimming pool?
A: What swimming pool? Those guys are digging home!
alternate...
A: Yell FIRE! but that only serves as a temporary measure.
 
2009-03-03 06:01:02 PM  

bluehubcap: WHO says 'aboot'?!? Fellow Canucks? Have you ever heard anyone in Canada (that isn't a newly landed Scottish immigrant) pronounce about as 'aboot'? I genuinely don't get this American joke. SIGH.

I've been trying to find this elusive Canadian with the speech impediment that apparently EVERY US citizen has heard and staple his/her mouth shut. So far, after being in every province, I've only found that the Newfs talk funny. Then again, the provincial drink is Screetch. Says much.

/Anyone, anyone? Bueller?


Yes. I have heard it. A professor in Wisconsin I had was Canadian, and it was quite jarring as there was no other accent detectable except when he said 'aboot.' Though I imagine its a regional dialect in Canadia like most large countries have different accents.
 
2009-03-03 06:02:00 PM  

Bored Horde: This just in: the cash in the register is insured, and you'll get fired by your manager if you fight back.


Arco did just that when i took one of the crooks down and held him for the cops. but what did i know then 19 and stupid.
 
2009-03-03 06:02:24 PM  
Well, given the suspect apologized for stealing the money, we can rule out any investment bankers.
 
2009-03-03 06:03:12 PM  
As a Canadian, i'd just like to apologize.
 
2009-03-03 06:08:47 PM  

Ponzholio: Since this happened in America, can't we just shoot Canadians and then check to see if they were the robber?


That would only be in Texas, Arizona, and parts of Alabama. If he wasn't white.
 
2009-03-03 06:09:15 PM  

angelwolf65: As a Canadian, i'd just like to apologize.


That's very polite and kind of you.
 
2009-03-03 06:13:22 PM  

gulogulo: Yes. I have heard it. A professor in Wisconsin I had was Canadian, and it was quite jarring as there was no other accent detectable except when he said 'aboot.' Though I imagine its a regional dialect in Canadia like most large countries have different accents.


Okay, someone to substantiate the myth...what region? I've lived in five of ten provinces and in both large and small towns/cities/hamlets/fishing villages (I only wish I was kidding about the last one). I've yet to meet anyone who says 'aboot'. Funny thing, though...all Torontonians pronounce milk as "melk". I catch myself all the time.
 
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