Talking to Americans Part II

So the other day I had a rather amusing run-in with a family of our friendly american neighbours. While the gentleman was searching his pockets for some canadian funds, he proceeded to ask "So is the canadian dollar equivalent to the british pound??" GOD IF THAT WERE TRUE ID BE A MILLIONARE! what a fantastic exchange rate that would be!!!! I was a bit speechless at the time, as I was still waiting for him to break out in laughter and say an extremely awkward but anticipated "JUST KIDDING!" when to my suprise...he wasn't joking at all. After i spent a good five minutes explaing how our dollar face value was exactly the same as theirs minus a mere 8 percent, we got into the subject of exchange rates. "So what does that mean exactly.." he proceeded. "So what is your dollar worth in american, like 20 cents? HA. Do you not know how to calculate simple math? (well i dont either, but I can still tell you that an 80 cent difference is far from correct) Don't you wish it was. Where do you people come up with this material? It is absolutely the funniest shit I have ever heard. And you say it with such a straight face! you have me so fooled. You have seriously GOT to be kidding...right???....

After that lovely exchange of words, Mr.Intelligence's daughter approaches me and I am once again speechless. ( twice in one day is pretty tough, well done.) I take a double look at the "Bling" hanging around her neck, and what I see is absolutely appauling. She has a gargantuan charm covered in jewels and crystals in the form of a very detailed HAND GUN! Call me old fashioned, but I really find that repulsive and extremely un-appropriate. If my daughter were to ever wear something so tasteless and un-fashion saavy I would rip that thing right off her neck, and send her straight to boot camp. (well, actually Ill just go ahead and admit right now that I would probably undo it properly, I mean who wants to ruin a perfectly good chain...minus the ghastly charm of course?)

So completely off topic, a lot has gone down lately, both for the good and bad. I will unveil these updates in the very new future...If i want.

2 comments:

Mungi said...

Americans are very blind to the world outside of America. And I hate guns, rather disgusting a little kid if wearing one as a charm.

Anonymous said...

Now Mungi....we are very wise to the world....but there are a lot of us. Smart and dumb...no doubt.

Lisabelle...

I got your comment. Most of that stuff was pretty "tongue in cheek," if you know what I mean. Most of my posts are reaching critical mass limits on sarcasm.

I love Canada. I always have and always will.

Dont be a stranger...

ALH