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Mar 30, 2012 -

I Love Living in a Bilingual Country

I was hanging out in the office this morning when the phone rang. Quebec came up on the call display, so I suspected it was BMO calling me about a fax I sent them a couple of days ago.

It was.

And I just loved the pregnant pause when I answered in English and the person on the other end of the line was dumbfounded by the realisation that she had just called Alberta and she didn’t speak a word of English. A quick “Bonjour!” on my part got the ball rolling, but I bet those were two of the longest seconds in that woman’s life!

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Funny, Law and Government, Personal    5 Comments
Dec 9, 2011 -

Learning Geography the Hard Way

This morning, I went to the UPS site to check on the status of my iPad order. I was bewildered to learn that it was in Ontario, CA, but happy that it had cleared the border!

Then, I got an email update that my iPad was in Louisville, KY. Huh?!

Turns out that Ontario, CA means the town of Ontario, California, not the province of Ontario, Canada. Oops.

I can’t figure out what it’s doing in Louisville. If it could make it that far today, it could have made it to Lethbridge!

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Communications & Electronics, Funny, iPad, Personal, Technical    5 Comments
Dec 2, 2011 -

Glad to See Some People Are Paying Attention

I just got an email from Jody that made me laugh. She said, in response to my post last night listing the states I haven’t been to, that she’s pretty sure I’ve been to Idaho. Um, yes! You know you’ve traveled a lot when…

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Funny, Nice Folks, Personal, Social    1 Comment