Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sigh, Canada

You know what's nice is episodes of Corner Gas online and CKUA over the internet. With the two hour time difference, I actually make it to work in time to hear the morning news. Holy crap Alberta news is boring. I mean, New York news is no less provincial, except that it's shootings and things. Very few, considering the number of people and the fact that shit is always going on. Speaking of which, New Yorkers are so nice it's almost nerdy. Like on the subway last night this woman - I couldn't figure her out: 40s or 50s, nice dress, ugly shoes, purse, gaudy (fake?) gold jewelry, busted-looking feet, but overall middle-class-looking (old hooker?) - anyway, she was bobbing and weaving on the train, and didn't notice when a seat opened up, so this huge rapper guy took his headphones off and pointed it out to her in this geniunely empathic way, unlike me who thought "Get this drunken weirdo the eff away from me".

6 comments:

Phil said...

Yeah, so, you hear all the time that compared to Americans Canadians are polite, but really Canadians just don't want to really talk to you.

Kate and/or Mike said...

Huh?

Phil said...

That's what an American told me one time, anyway.

Marianne said...

I'll talk to you.

Anonymous said...

I don't talk to people. Not because I'm Canadian, but because I'm old. I've just had enough.
Mom

Doug said...
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