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Old 05-26-2007, 01:08 AM
 
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What is the rudest thing you have ever seen an American do while shopping in Canada?

I am asking because when visiting in Canada I saw a 60+ y/o man pay in US currency, and then get mad that he could not get change in US currency also (what, are you supposed to have two register cash drawers?).

I hope things like that don't happen a lot, but I wanted to ask and find out.
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:45 PM
 
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I work in retail and have never had this happen. I find Americans, in general, as polite as any. A few years ago I drove for a cruise ship and could actually spot the Canadian every time. Unfortunately they were the worst for rudeness. The cruise ship came from Rhode Island and contained many nationalities. The worst was when I was told that my job was to serve and that meant doing everything asked, including taking shopping bags to and from the ship, helping bring things to them (meals, clothes to try on). The head Steward told them if they continued with their demands on others they would be sent home.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:33 PM
 
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Sponge Bob,

I've seen a few American tourists over the years, and likely the most common "Americanism" is the "funny money" comment directed at the fact Canadian currency comes in colours other than green.

That being said, it's been my experience that inconsiderate jerks come in all nationalities, and some of my nicest guests over the years have hailed from the US.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Do I get extra points for being able to (sort of) navigate the Collector on the 401? Corner Guy, it may have a little bit to do with the romanticism one has for another country and it's people. I tend to only see the best in Canadians (whether here or up there). And, yes, I'm sure there are idiots in every country!

Hey, ya know what ya get when a U.S. trucker pulls out of the Husky Truck Stop in Mississauga, don'tcha? Three more parking spaces!
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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Arghhh! 401 Collectors, Express, Left Lane Exits, Right Lane Exits, This Lane Might Exit, Traffic Moving Freely After Next Interchange, etc.


Thank you for refreshing all that in my memory, CC, as I look forward to the always exciting trip of Trenton to Pearson International Airport tomorrow to pick up the inlaws for their first foray into the wilds of Canada.

So now I sing myelf to sleep with the mantra: 401 to 409 to Pearson clusterhump, 401 to 409 to Pearson clusterhump, 401 to 409 to Pearson clusterhump.........
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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Corner Guy, hope your trip to fetch the in-laws (as well as their visit) goes well! I actually miss running Canada, but I love being home every day!
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