Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Friday, October 7, 2011

I'm Canadian

A few days ago I talked about some of the differences between Canadian and American telemarketers.  Now being a polite Canadian who spends a portion of her time in the US at our vacation home I get to deal with American telemarketers.  I have got one of the best comebacks for them ever!  See they go into their sales pitch without giving you time to even understand what they are saying.  Now, we just recently moved (Sep 1 to 14) and quite frankly I'm tired so if anyone goes into a sales pitch I'm likely to drift off into a bit of cat nap.  When I awake from the cat nap I simply say I'm Canadian to get a resounding click indicating the telemarketer is no longer interested in talking to me.  I have no idea why since I was polite and the whole bit.  Heck, I hope they call again so I can have another cat nap :)


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