Saturday, 10 June 2017

I'm Sorry

Photo from Jason Hanley

Hey! I'm walking here! Is something you rarely hear on the town and city streets throughout Canada.

It happens everyday. We bump into someone accidentally,  or we may cut someone off with a grocery cart or ask waiters or waitresses for another cup of coffee. We cannot really help it when our Canadian reflex kicks in, "Sorry" "Excuse me, sorry" "Sorry to bother you".  The classic apology can mean anything from sincere acknowledgement of a mistake to passive aggressive annoyance. It is no secret that we Canadian's say sorry, even when we haven't done a single thing wrong.  Just the other day someone stepped on my shoe and I appologized to them.

The word has spread throughout the world "Canadian's appologize for everything, they are so polite" When you are regarded as one of the nicest nations in the world, people start poking fun at us and naturally we enjoy the humour just as much as they do.

What is 150 of our favourite Canadian things? Read about it here


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