Benevolent Misanthrope: Let's face it - our state department doesn't have to tell us to pretend to be another nationality when we travel abroad.
Ambivalence: Probably quebecers.
moeburn: MurphyMurphy: They are angry.Because they have no self identity. Canadians do not get to just 'be Canadian'. Everything they are is constantly compared to Americans.So their identity becomes that of "well.... we aren't Americans.." followed by whatever half-baked theory they have about what makes them better than and separate from the Americans.Basically, it boils down to "Marsha, Marsha Marsha!"You don't even understand the half of the hatred towards America that exists in Canada.The day after the September 11th attacks, everywhere people were saying like "fark those Americans" and "they deserved to die" and "that's what they get for being American". Everyone, whether they were white rich people or poor minorities, truly jumped for joy after 9/11. They just stopped short of burning flags in the streets.
sumdruncomic: sorry, don't buy it. Have yet to see anyone more obnoxious than a drunken visiting New York Yankees fan
moeburn: rhiannon:What a load of crap.Why would I lie about this? It was one of the most depressing moments of my country. Do you really think it is not possible? Have you not heard the things said about Indians in Pakistan, or Jews in Nazi Germany? What exactly is difficult for you to believe?I was just trying to apologize for my country, to show you how truly ignorant the common conversation can be. But I guess ignorance runs both ways.
gopher321: Worst tipping? That I can believe. Arrogant? Drunkest? Most obnoxious? Please do not confuse us with Americans, Russians or the British (footballers).
real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?
hardinparamedic: gopher321: Worst tipping? That I can believe. Arrogant? Drunkest? Most obnoxious? Please do not confuse us with Americans, Russians or the British (footballers).Oh look, another Canadian Supremacist. Come to rub your milk bags in our faces?/Oh, regarde, un autre pour la suprématie canadienne. Venez vous frotter les sacs de lait dans nos visages?In accordance with Canadian law I have posted this in both French and English.
moeburn: But I feel I should rephrase, I am not apologizing for all of Canada, as this is not representative of all of Canada. Toronto is an oasis of hate in a desert of politeness.
Benevolent Misanthrope: Not even close, subs. Let's face it - our state department doesn't have to tell us to pretend to be another nationality when we travel abroad.real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?I wouldn't be surprised. I also wouldn't be surprised if they were residents of Ontario or Quebec, which are far more tightly tied to the US, in many ways. If an Albertan acted like that, his compatriots would shut him up and board check him later.
Boo_Guy: I've seen it said before that Canadians are bad tippers, the only ways I can offer an explanation on that is;1) We pay everyone here pretty well, servers and waitstaff are up to 6 or 7-some dollars an hour plus tips in Ontario, regular minimum is at least 11-something an hour last time I looked.And 2) People here don't expect tips all over the place for doing their jobs, might have to do with number 1). Maybe some forget that other places don't pay as well when they're outside Canada.As for the other things, drunkest, yea I could see that, most arrogant, maybe if they're Quebecors./sorry eh
Popular Opinion: i always assumed canucks wore the maple leaf abroad so they would not be mistaken and attacked for being american.
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