Saturday, November 10, 2007


My friend Christi and I took a shopping trip to Ogdensburg this morning. It felt that we had crossed the border. The Walmart was full of Canadians riding the Loonie's ascent against the Greenback. It was comforting to hear that familiar accent once more, and as an added bonus, my fellow shoppers threw in some Quebecois/Eastern Ontario Franglais for my listening pleasure.

I could have sworn that I was at the Walmart near my parents' house in Trenton, Ontario - until, that is, the following announcement came over the loudspeaker:

Would the owner of a black van, license plate number ABC123, please move your vehicle. You're blocking the horse-and-buggy parking, and our Amish customers need to park there.

1 comment:

Val said...