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(Globe and Mail)   Most nationalistic headline of the day, eh: "Visa spat with Canada settled over a double-double at Tim Hortons in UAE"   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 34
    More: Spiffy, United Arab Emirates, Tim Hortons, major airline, wheel spats, Transport Minister, Etihad  
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2013-04-02 02:35:27 PM
Well that's nice. I'm sure the Emirati gov't would also love to discuss the Indian slave labor issues with the Indian minister over a cup at Cafe Today, right? right? Hello? Is this thing on?
 
2013-04-02 02:38:10 PM
"Whatever you say, just take me away from this Canadian hellscape!"
 
2013-04-02 02:43:30 PM
Did he win anything from rolling up his rim?
 
2013-04-02 02:52:38 PM
i1151.photobucket.com
Hello rim-rollers! Steve "black two sugars" Harper, Cdn PM & Timbit aficionado here.
Back in the bad ol' days political deals were made on beer-soaked tables in Quebec strip clubs.
Well no more! Now we talk shop over a cup o' joe at Timmy's - served by sturdy post-menopausal women with nary a shred of sexuality.
Bland, sanitized & cold - that's how we roll!
Speaking of `bland, sanitized & cold', where's Jim Flaherty with our g'damn order? He better not have pocketed the change this time! Cheap prick.
 
2013-04-02 02:53:22 PM
I don't drink coffee, so I just did not realize how much an effect that Tim Hortons can have on someone.  Take away the double double and I'm sure Baird would have ended up starting some sort of war.
 
2013-04-02 02:59:15 PM
Why is Tim Hortons called "Cafe and Bake Shop" in other countries?

I first noticed this on the advertising in NHL cities in the US. Cafe and bake shop.

Sure enough, even in UAE, there it is, cafe and bake shop.
 
2013-04-02 03:04:53 PM

Rev.K: Why is Tim Hortons called "Cafe and Bake Shop" in other countries?


Cuz it would be false advertising in most countries to call those compressed dog turd "doughnuts/donuts"?
The signs in Canuckistan got grandfathered in.
 
2013-04-02 03:06:49 PM
TEAM SECOND CUP!
 
2013-04-02 03:12:35 PM

Bob_Laublaw: TEAM SECOND CUP!


Meh.

If the line at Tim's is 30 deep, then ok. Otherwise, I'm hopelessly addicted.
 
2013-04-02 03:16:44 PM

Rev.K: If the line at Tim's is 30 deep, then ok.


Dude, the best coffee in C-town is that barista cafe in the Epcor centre lobby.... ain't that spitting distance from your jobsite?
 
2013-04-02 03:29:49 PM

Bob_Laublaw: Rev.K: If the line at Tim's is 30 deep, then ok.

Dude, the best coffee in C-town is that barista cafe in the Epcor centre lobby.... ain't that spitting distance from your jobsite?


Pffft, P&S is my favorite coffee shop here, and they have a popup in Holts, right next to where I work
 
2013-04-02 03:29:52 PM

Bob_Laublaw: Dude, the best coffee in C-town is that barista cafe in the Epcor centre lobby.... ain't that spitting distance from your jobsite?


Yes. That's my afternoon haunt.

Mornings, I walk by not one, but two Tims.
 
2013-04-02 03:42:27 PM
US Diplomacy: "Do it or we'll invade you."
Canadian Diplomacy: "Do it and we'll give you coffee and donuts."

/superior
//no TH in Pittsburgh
///FIX THAT NAO
 
2013-04-02 03:45:21 PM
Translation: We're both acting like idiots so let's have some coffee and smarten up.
 
2013-04-02 03:46:01 PM

Rev.K: Bob_Laublaw: Dude, the best coffee in C-town is that barista cafe in the Epcor centre lobby.... ain't that spitting distance from your jobsite?

Yes. That's my afternoon haunt.

Mornings, I walk by not one, but two Tims.


You live only two blocks from work?
 
2013-04-02 03:46:10 PM

TonnageVT: Well that's nice. I'm sure the Emirati gov't would also love to discuss the Indian slave labor issues with the Indian minister over a cup at Cafe Today, right? right? Hello? Is this thing on?


They get VERY touchy when that's brought up.  Denial, then white-hot anger when you show facts.
 
2013-04-02 03:48:20 PM

Russ1642: You live only two blocks from work?


No. I live a great many blocks from work.

Transit, however, doesn't provide door to door service.

Thus, I walk.
 
2013-04-02 03:50:53 PM
Gay marriage begins at the top and bottom. So who is on top? And will any farm animals participate? But must wear toques during, as per Ontario law.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-02 04:01:35 PM
No huge deal - Coffee shops are basically neutral ground for business discussions.

I've overheard million-dollar deals closed over a cup of Joe and a slice of pie (Salesmen can be quite LOUD!!)

I've had discussions with recruiters for job interviews in them.
 
2013-04-02 04:12:46 PM
when Canada refused to grant more routes to Canada for its major airlines
www.amatosauce.com
 
2013-04-02 04:15:52 PM
That's how we rrrrroll
 
2013-04-02 04:17:03 PM

oldfarthenry: [i1151.photobucket.com image 240x302]
Hello rim-rollers! Steve "black two sugars" Harper, Cdn PM & Timbit aficionado here.
Back in the bad ol' days political deals were made on beer-soaked tables in Quebec strip clubs.
Well no more! Now we talk shop over a cup o' joe at Timmy's - served by sturdy post-menopausal women with nary a shred of sexuality.
Bland, sanitized & cold - that's how we roll!
Speaking of `bland, sanitized & cold', where's Jim Flaherty with our g'damn order? He better not have pocketed the change this time! Cheap prick.


I lol'd
 
2013-04-02 05:04:56 PM

Rev.K: Bob_Laublaw: Dude, the best coffee in C-town is that barista cafe in the Epcor centre lobby.... ain't that spitting distance from your jobsite?

Yes. That's my afternoon haunt.

Mornings, I walk by not one, but two Tims.


seriousmovielover.com
Beware rabbits.
 
2013-04-02 05:13:12 PM

I_Am_Weasel: I don't drink coffee, so I just did not realize how much an effect that Tim Hortons can have on someone.  Take away the double double and I'm sure Baird would have ended up starting some sort of war.


Yup, basically that.
 
2013-04-02 05:24:30 PM
hefty visa fees on Canadian travellers - $1,000 for a six-month visa and $250 for a 30-day visa.

Lemme guess, UAE's a tipping culture and they wanted to make sure someone got that money out of Canadians.
 
2013-04-02 06:00:32 PM
It's amazing how long this franchise has been able to thrive on its reputation despite cheapening the quality of its products so many years ago.
 
2013-04-02 06:26:09 PM

Wardrobe_Malfunction: It's amazing how long this franchise has been able to thrive on its reputation despite cheapening the quality of its products so many years ago.


Eventually they'll realize they can just serve mud from the alley out back and people will go on about its nutty, earthy flavor. Tim Hortons is now what Starbucks was in the 90's.
 
2013-04-02 07:24:14 PM

Wardrobe_Malfunction: It's amazing how long this franchise has been able to thrive on its reputation despite cheapening the quality of its products so many years ago.


It's amazing how people up here buy into the nationalistic crap tied to timmies
 
2013-04-02 07:35:53 PM
Bob_Laublaw

If the line at Tim's is 30 deep, then ok.

Dude, the best coffee in C-town is that barista cafe in the Epcor centre lobby.... ain't that spitting distance from your jobsite?


Kawa on 8th St. SW off 17th is the best coffee I've had in Cowtown....
 
2013-04-02 10:03:51 PM

sn0wblind: Wardrobe_Malfunction: It's amazing how long this franchise has been able to thrive on its reputation despite cheapening the quality of its products so many years ago.

It's amazing how people up here buy into the nationalistic crap tied to timmies


They're far, far better at wrapping themselves in the Canadian flag than they are at making a cup of coffee. It goes without saying which of those they devote more time, energy and money to perfecting.
 
2013-04-02 10:35:08 PM
It was Mr. Baird, as Transport Minister in 2010, who played a role in starting the spat, when Canada refused to grant more routes to Canada for its major airlines, Emirates and Etihad

That's some fancy newswritin' there Mr. Clark.
 
2013-04-02 11:23:33 PM

costermonger: sn0wblind: Wardrobe_Malfunction: It's amazing how long this franchise has been able to thrive on its reputation despite cheapening the quality of its products so many years ago.

It's amazing how people up here buy into the nationalistic crap tied to timmies

They're far, far better at wrapping themselves in the Canadian flag than they are at making a cup of coffee. It goes without saying which of those they devote more time, energy and money to perfecting.


As a people, we do a lot of associating brands with our identity. Timmies and its generally shiatty coffee and Molson and it's generally shiatty beer.
 
2013-04-02 11:40:58 PM
Problem with Visa?  Try using your Am Ex card.
 
2013-04-03 02:29:00 AM
I hate Tim Horton's. Does this make me less of a Canadian?
 
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