Friday, October 07, 2005

Talk among friends

I've been working for a Canadian company since May. I take a lot of friendly crap for being a American employee. Americans and Canadians get along well when we're out drinking beer. But if you read the Canadian newspapers and listen to the comments made on Canadian talk radio, you might conclude that we're enemies. Every Canadian I've talked to hates Bush, and they're still ticked off about that Afghanistan bombing thing. I've been up to Winnipeg about a dozen times since May. If ever I need to be jailed, please lock me up in Canada.

Here's an IM exchange from today with I guy I work with...

Jason says:
We still think you guys are the devil incarnate

Scott says:
didn't you read the memo? We're locking down the border because of fears we could be overrun by vicious Canadian hoards infected with mad-cow disease and waiving 2x4s of subsidized pine lumber, swooping down and overrunning our Super Targets and Kmarts, clogging the checkout lines and paying with strengthening Canadian currency, and diluting our money supply with your pennies and nickels!

Scott says:
So much to fear, so little time...

Jason says:
Who told you of our diabolical plot!

Jason says:
BTW, we were actually planning on riding our mad cows across the boarder sort of a "Braveheart" kinda thing

Scott says:
That would cool. I'd like to see that on CNN.

Jason says:
yeah, maximum terror inducement

Jason says:
the one down fall is its damn hard to saddle a mad cow

Scott says:
And damn hard for American's to spot a Canadian, unless they're speakin' french or riding a mad cow.

2 comments:

leesun said...

*chuckle*

leesun said...

(following up that chuckle)

i haven't dropped by in weeks and weeks, and it's funny seeing this surprising post all of a sudden about working for a Canadian company and the friendly "let's make fun of each other's country" banter in light of the fact that i had just blogged (literally minutes before) on an amazingly related topic. isn't that funny?