Not a good day

For Americans that is. Specifically ones from St. Louis. I was having dinner with a friend of mine at this bar we used to hang out all the time when we were working together, and soon after we had finished our dinner two ladies were sat at the table to our left.

I had gotten up to check that I had properly displayed my paid parking ticket on my dashboard. And while I was gone the ladies had proceeded to make conversation with Jennifer.

The first question was, “Here in Toronto, do you use the Canadian dollar or the American dollar?”

The second question was, “And does everyone here speak English?”

There were a few more questions, but for the moment these are the two that could remember. I don’t know what to say. But its ok, I think the story speaks for itself.

responses to “Not a good day” 5

  1. Awh Greggy – I know you’re not all like that. Though, I have to admit I stand firm in my belief that I never want to live in America. :T Sorry!

  2. Deep sigh, I suppose as an American I should apologize for them. When I think about it, it’s our ignorance on display abroad that’s the problem. Be it a pair of tourist not taking 30 minutes to learn the basic facts about our closest neighbor, or the current administrations very mediocre brain trust.
    The term “The Ugly American” still holds as true today as it did 60 years ago. We as a mature nation still haven’t learned the art of fines. Too many here still think it’s only about the “greenbacks” in their wallet. True it will get them through to the end of the day… but it want get them respected.
    However for the record we’re not all like that Reggie.

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