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Why I love Canadians

I think that once you get 100 km north of the border the real Canadian nature or personality shows up.

I had flown into Edmonton on a problem solving trip to PCL. I was in the hotel for 5 nights and by the third morning I wanted something different for breakfast. I found a restaurant in town that seemed to offer a decent breakfast.

No body wanted to take American currency because they felt guilty taking advantage of the exchange rate that their employer required. So I was using my Visa card.

About that time Visa had started incorporating the hologram of the dove flapping its wings into the card. There was a group of 4 or 5 of us in line at the restaurant cashier. When I handed my Visa card to the cashier she noticed the hologram. She remarked out loud about the hologram. Somebody in the group said, "Oh, let me see." And there my credit card was being passed around the group. I was a bit concerned as the Visa card was my only real source of funding. Master Card was not accepted in Canada at the time and American Express was discouraged. I assume that the look on my face showed some concern. A woman about my age standing next to me gently put here arm around me and said with a gentle hug, "Don't worry. We're friendly up here." To this day, those are the most comforting words a stranger has ever said to me.

Even today I have found that Canadians to be some of the most friendly people in the world.

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There is no difference canadian or other countries....
There are two types of people in this world - Good people and Bad people...
I always want to be a good person.. I always work on it...

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i believe 90% of canadians live withing 100km of the US border
so, yes... i can believe 10% of canadians are nice












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Hmmmm.. check my signature...

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I guess it doesn't show using mobile version.

I'm Nick. I live in Edmonton.

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I like Canadians. They have good whiskey. They are just like Americans but with better manners.
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Not to mention that the owners of this forum are Canadian.

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I like Canadians too. My dad was born in Napanee, Ontario and so were many generations on my grandmother's side. I guess since dad was a Canadian by birth and that by Canada's laws that makes me a dual citizenship Canadian too.

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Canadians? I guess they are okay.
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Yeh, probably seeing a lot more of Canada this summer, can't go anywhere else.

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I guess that you know PCL and that they built West Edmonton Mall.

When I was there they had indoor water skiing. When I saw that, I about lost it.

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PCL built just about everything big in the west in the last 30 years. Bridges, buildings, terminals the list goes on.
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Yeh, probably seeing a lot more of Canada this summer, can't go anywhere else.
can't go to canada either, at least until july 21, unless they extend the border closing

(just notice frank is already there) lot of people is sw MI really want to give the windsor casinos their hard earned money
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We were booked on a California coast cruise on the Grand Princess, next cruise after all heck broke out on that ship. Guess we were lucky, maybe next year. 😀

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