I love saying, I'm Canadian. I really identify with this country, as I'm sure many people do with the place in which they are born and raised. There's something about that homeland. It's a part of you, and you a part of it. We're a very Canadian family, if you couldn't already tell. We are laid back, friendly, and fairly unconcerned with being the most perfectly beautiful people you'd come across. It might have something to do with living in Winnipeg, the bargain hunting capitol of Canada, but making do with most things is just fine with us. I feel quite proud of our lack of interest in big houses, fancy cars, designer labels and keeping up with the jonses. As a vintage dealer, this mend and make do attitude serves me quite well. It's not unusual to find all matter of things from the 50's and 60's in one of our many thrift shops. Designer vintage labels aren't going to be found here easily however. Winnipeg vintage fashion is more likely of the handmade variety. I say, hooray for one of a kind!
Not all Canadians are this way of course. Still, my favorite ones are. The ones who don't hold a grudge. The kind who value family time over high powered careers. I may say sorry too often and need to remind myself to just take a compliment. That comes with the territory. But, I love saying wherever I go that I'm Canadian. I also enjoy telling true stories of how very cold it gets here, and about the many months of snow. The tale never gets old, at least not for us. I'm sure Mexicans have heard the stories a million times from us Canadian tourists. Yet, they never let on. Thanks for letting us believe we're impressing (and horrifying you).
I heard a cute joke the other day that I thought was so true.
What is the single most exciting event in Canadian history?
Any time Canada is mentioned on American TV.
haha. I do get excited about that. "Oh! They made a Canadian joke!" or "Did you see that episode where they mentioned Canada?" I speak for all of us when I say, we love those jokes at our expense. Yeah, yeah, good one buddy! It's true, eh?
Are you a Canadian too? Most of my readers are Americans (so said Google stats). What is your impression of Canadians in general?