It’s beginning to dawn on me that I really, honestly prefer living in Dublin to living in Toronto. And it’s not just because of Peter. Torontonians seem to get more and more bitter everyday, and it’s wearing down on the patience I realised in Dublin. I’m still trying my hardest not to let it get to me. But I find myself playing down at their level sometimes. I’m not exactly sure what it is, but I notice the difference more when I’m shopping… whether it be for groceries, or clothing, or even just a cup of coffee.
Torontonians seem to be impatient, selfish, eager to be on the offensive and sometimes just down right rude. The Irish are always patient, considerate, friendly and just plain polite. Being out in public is only an unpleasant experience when you’re stuck in traffic, but only because you’re stuck in traffic – not because people will rudely cut you off and flip you the bird as they do it.
I thought that us Canadians are supposed to be nice, friendly people… what is happening to Toronto?