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Old 04-26-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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*I accidentally posted this in the Toronto forum, but meant to post it here in the Canada forum. Hope you enjoy.

A Canadian family has taken a vacation in Orlando, Florida. While the mother and children sleep in their hotel room, exhausted by a day at Disneyworld, the father (we'll call him Rick) is unwinding in his own way in the hotel bar enjoying his second 2 oz. CC on the rocks. After a while, an American man (Todd) takes a seat beside him and orders a Vodka and Soda, also exhausted by a day of ferrying his family around theme parks. This is a portion their conversation.

Todd: So you're from Canada, huh?
Rick: Yup.
Todd: Gets pretty cold up there, doesn't it?
Rick: Yeah. In the winter.
Todd: Well I could never do it - live in such a cold country.
Rick: Where did you say you lived?
Todd: Oh, just outside Chicago.
Rick: Well actually....
Todd: You know, some of my wife's people live up there in Canada. Scott and Gina Wilson. You don't happen to know them, do you?
Rick (chuckling): No, I'm sure I don't. Canada's a pretty big place, you know.
Todd: Oh, I know, I know. But the population is pretty small, isn't it?
Rick: Well, it's smaller than the US for sure, but it's still about 35 million.
Todd: Where abouts in Canada do you live?
Rick: Just outside Toronto.
Todd (sounding more animated): Is that right? Cause Gina and Scott live somewhere near Toronto too! You sure you don't know them?
Rick: (beginning to sound annoyed) Well, the Toronto area has something like 5 million people living in it, so it would be highly unlikely. (flags down the bartender and orders a third double CC on the rocks. Todd takes the opportunity to order a second drink.)
Todd: So you live in the suburbs?
Rick: Yeah, Mississauga.
Todd: You don't say! Gina and Rick live in Mississauga too!
Rick: (sounding still more annoyed) Mississauga is a big place - something like 750,000 people.

Todd nods his head, looking defeated and a little annoyed himself. He takes a few sips of his drink, sighs, then calls the bartender over to pay his tab.

Todd: Well, I guess I'd better turn in. Got another big day tomorrow and I want to be in good shape.
Rick: Where you heading tomorrow?
Todd: Universal Studios.
Rick: Oh yeah? We did that the day before yesterday. You're kids will love it.
Todd: Oh, they already love it. This is our third time down here. Damn kids never get tired of this place.
Rick: (smiles, takes a long sip of his drink, orders another).
Todd: You'd better watch yourself partner, or you're going to be in no shape to drag your family around a theme park in the beating sun tomorrow.
Rick: Naw, tomorrow we're just taking it easy, letting the kids hang out at the pool.
Todd: Ah, smart man. (leaves a tip and makes to leave, but then hesitates). So maybe we'll see each other around before we leave, maybe get the families together for dinner. Marie's gonna be over the moon when she finds out I met someone who knows her sister.
Rick: (now obviously annoyed) I told you friend, I do not know those people. What is it with you Americans thinking Canada is this frozen wasteland of like 200 people, all living in igloos, where everyone knows each other. I may live in the same city as your wife's family, but it's a big city.
Todd: (unperturbed by Rick's outburst, he seems lost in thought) Sorry buddy, I really didn't mean to annoy you. It's just that I don't meet too many Canadians, so I thought, "who knows?" I guess you're right - I don't know much about Canada at all. (he pauses, scratches his head) That said, just out of pure curiosity, where in Mississauga do you live?
Rick: (seeming resigned to Todd's questions, he decides to play along) It's called Erin Mills. I doubt you ever would have heard of it.
Todd: Erin Mills! Well that's where Gina and Scott live.
Rick: (incredulous) Really? And I suppose they live on Buttonbush Crescent, too.
(Todd looks taken aback by this)
Todd: Actually, yeah. They do live on Buttonbush. I know that for sure, because I always thought it was kind of a funny name.
Rick: You've got to be kidding me.
Todd: No, I'm dead serious. Are you sure you don't know them? Scott and Gina Wilson?
Rick: Well, you know even Buttonbush is a big street, with about 20 families living on. I don't know all of them.
Todd: But do you know Gina and Scott Wilson? They just moved there five years ago.

Rick sighs and takes a mighty slurp from his glass. He shakes his head, chuckling softly to himself

Rick: (raising his voice) Yeah, I know them, okay? They live two doors down from me. Gina and my wife are good friends and Scott and I go fishing together every Fall. So I guess all of us Canadians do know each other after all. Is that what you wanted to hear, eh? Does that make you feel better, eh?
Todd: (giggling) You said "eh".
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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+1

Very funny, thanks.

Where is Dialogue #2?
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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This made me laugh.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Would anything be different if "Rick" was from Quebec?
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Would anything be different if "Rick" was from Quebec?
I promise I will do one at some point but right now I don't have much time!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Glad you guys liked my little dialogue.

Would love to hear some others when someone has time to think one up and write it down - I'm talking to you Acajack!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I liked it it was nice!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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Thanks for sharing I found it priceless
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted by TOkidd View Post
. So I guess all of us Canadians do know each other after all. Is that what you wanted to hear, eh? Does that make you feel better, eh?
Todd: (giggling) You said "eh".

I liked it!

However.....I do not believe this is the proper use of "eh?" If I were saying that, I think the "eh?" would have dropped in here: "So I guess all of us Canadians do know each other after all, eh?"


.....sorry lol
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I was sitting in a little breakfast place in the Florida Keys. There was a family sitting next to me and we started talking. I asked them where they were from and they said, "Ontario". I said nothing about myself and they assumed I was an American. Anyway, I asked, "Where in Ontario"? The father replied, "Oh, a little place you never heard of for sure"! I said,"Try me". "A very small village called Hollyrood" he said. "Well" I replied, "When you come into Hollyrood from the south, there is a big rock with an old saw blade sticking out of it, where are you in relation to that"? You should have seen their faces, shocked for sure. The guy says, "That's our house and that's our rock and saw blade!!!! LOL It's a small world sometimes.
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