Canadian Politness? what a myth ehhhhh!!!!!


newincanada
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Canadian are anything but polite. One of the rudest people on earth live in Toronto. You are driving no one gives you a way, you have to make it on your own and when you do people start honking. Canadians are the worse when it comes to being a customers. They would yell at you, start making fuss or create a scene just to get a few percent for discounts. You ask them to leash their dogs in a non-leash zone and they start swearing at you and say things like " you don't even live here". How can people of east coast or the Prairies call themselves polite while people of Toronto, where immigrants are such a huge population exist, prove themselves to be such rude, ignorant selfish? I strongly believe that the idea of Canadian politeness is just an urban legend or publicity stunt to lure immigrants to run such a vast land. Canadian are no different than their American counterparts.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by newincanadaView Post

Canadian are anything but polite. One of the rudest people on earth live in Toronto. You are driving no one gives you a way, you have to make it on your own and when you do people start honking. Canadians are the worse when it comes to being a customers. They would yell at you, start making fuss or create a scene just to get a few percent for discounts. You ask them to leash their dogs in a non-leash zone and they start swearing at you and say things like " you don't even live here". How can people of east coast or the Prairies call themselves polite while people of Toronto, where immigrants are such a huge population exist, prove themselves to be such rude, ignorant selfish? I strongly believe that the idea of Canadian politeness is just an urban legend or publicity stunt to lure immigrants to run such a vast land. Canadian are no different than their American counterparts.



Don't like it here? Then fu cking leave. Not really interested in listening to you whine and complain about MY country.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Don't like it here? Then fu cking leave. Not really interested in listening to you whine and complain about MY country.

With you as an example he's probably right. His description reminded me of your sorry pathetic azz to a T.
 
gerryh
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Like I said, if he/she/it doesn't like this Country, then he/she/it can fu ck off and go back to the Country they came from. They are not needed here.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Like I said, if he/she/it doesn't like this Country, then he/she/it can fu ck off and go back to the Country they came from. They are not needed here.

Yes and I'm sure you'll be the one escorting them right tough guy? You piece of shyt. All talk nothing to back it up.

Quote: Originally Posted by newincanadaView Post

Canadian are anything but polite. One of the rudest people on earth live in Toronto. You are driving no one gives you a way, you have to make it on your own and when you do people start honking. Canadians are the worse when it comes to being a customers. They would yell at you, start making fuss or create a scene just to get a few percent for discounts. You ask them to leash their dogs in a non-leash zone and they start swearing at you and say things like " you don't even live here". How can people of east coast or the Prairies call themselves polite while people of Toronto, where immigrants are such a huge population exist, prove themselves to be such rude, ignorant selfish? I strongly believe that the idea of Canadian politeness is just an urban legend or publicity stunt to lure immigrants to run such a vast land. Canadian are no different than their American counterparts.

People in large metro areas in my country are pretty much the same New. Smaller towns a little more polite but that is the way the world is everywhere. I had an impression of Canadians as well and useless slugs like this Gerry guy have changed my mind as well.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by newincanadaView Post

Canadian are anything but polite. One of the rudest people on earth live in Toronto. You are driving no one gives you a way, you have to make it on your own and when you do people start honking. Canadians are the worse when it comes to being a customers. They would yell at you, start making fuss or create a scene just to get a few percent for discounts. You ask them to leash their dogs in a non-leash zone and they start swearing at you and say things like " you don't even live here". How can people of east coast or the Prairies call themselves polite while people of Toronto, where immigrants are such a huge population exist, prove themselves to be such rude, ignorant selfish? I strongly believe that the idea of Canadian politeness is just an urban legend or publicity stunt to lure immigrants to run such a vast land. Canadian are no different than their American counterparts.


Sounds like you have yet to visit the civilized parts of Canada. We have no problems here like you describe. Mainly very genteel folk!
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by newincanadaView Post

Canadian are anything but polite. One of the rudest people on earth live in Toronto. You are driving no one gives you a way, you have to make it on your own and when you do people start honking. Canadians are the worse when it comes to being a customers. They would yell at you, start making fuss or create a scene just to get a few percent for discounts. You ask them to leash their dogs in a non-leash zone and they start swearing at you and say things like " you don't even live here". How can people of east coast or the Prairies call themselves polite while people of Toronto, where immigrants are such a huge population exist, prove themselves to be such rude, ignorant selfish? I strongly believe that the idea of Canadian politeness is just an urban legend or publicity stunt to lure immigrants to run such a vast land. Canadian are no different than their American counterparts.

Where have you come from Newincanada?

Toronto has it's own particular flavour. Canadian, but each province has it's own flavour.

Be careful of Montreal too. They're a bit...different from the rest of us.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by newincanadaView Post

Canadian are anything but polite. One of the rudest people on earth live in Toronto. You are driving no one gives you a way, you have to make it on your own and when you do people start honking. Canadians are the worse when it comes to being a customers. They would yell at you, start making fuss or create a scene just to get a few percent for discounts. You ask them to leash their dogs in a non-leash zone and they start swearing at you and say things like " you don't even live here". How can people of east coast or the Prairies call themselves polite while people of Toronto, where immigrants are such a huge population exist, prove themselves to be such rude, ignorant selfish? I strongly believe that the idea of Canadian politeness is just an urban legend or publicity stunt to lure immigrants to run such a vast land. Canadian are no different than their American counterparts.

This is true, Canadian politeness is on a decline. It's all Harpers fault. Sunny ways is going to change all that.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by newincanadaView Post

Canadian are anything but polite. One of the rudest people on earth live in Toronto. You are driving no one gives you a way, you have to make it on your own and when you do people start honking. Canadians are the worse when it comes to being a customers. They would yell at you, start making fuss or create a scene just to get a few percent for discounts. You ask them to leash their dogs in a non-leash zone and they start swearing at you and say things like " you don't even live here". How can people of east coast or the Prairies call themselves polite while people of Toronto, where immigrants are such a huge population exist, prove themselves to be such rude, ignorant selfish? I strongly believe that the idea of Canadian politeness is just an urban legend or publicity stunt to lure immigrants to run such a vast land. Canadian are no different than their American counterparts.

Toronto isn't half as rude as Calgary. It is, admittedly a rude place compared to Atlantic Canada, the Prairies and the left coast. Quebec cdan be extremely rude ... or not, depending on several factors. They will shut you out if the "l"s are not dotted and the "T"s not crossed. Beyond a doubt, though, the least friendly, nastiest people in Confederation live in Alberta.
 
Sons of Liberty
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Like I said, if he/she/it doesn't like this Country, then he/she/it can fu ck off and go back to the Country they came from. They are not needed here.

Maybe you should f*ck more because you cannot sustain your population without immigration.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sons of LibertyView Post

Maybe you should f*ck more because you cannot sustain your population without immigration.

Our population production has fallen mostly due to the reality that one good salary of 60 000$ a year is not enough to sustain a healthy large family, and having two parents working is just as challenging as two people working 3 1/2 full time jobs.

The result is a slide towards self extinction, as most of the intelligent people that are good at mathematics can easily crush the numbers and understand things just will not add up.

Many just opt out, or keep family sizes very low.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by newincanadaView Post

Canadian are anything but polite. One of the rudest people on earth live in Toronto. You are driving no one gives you a way, you have to make it on your own and when you do people start honking. Canadians are the worse when it comes to being a customers. They would yell at you, start making fuss or create a scene just to get a few percent for discounts. You ask them to leash their dogs in a non-leash zone and they start swearing at you and say things like " you don't even live here". How can people of east coast or the Prairies call themselves polite while people of Toronto, where immigrants are such a huge population exist, prove themselves to be such rude, ignorant selfish? I strongly believe that the idea of Canadian politeness is just an urban legend or publicity stunt to lure immigrants to run such a vast land. Canadian are no different than their American counterparts.

So let me get this straight, you interact with a very small portion of the population, then come on here to lash out at not only all Canadians but all Americans as well because of how those few people treat you. Judging an entire group based on the actions of a few is not exactly the mark of an open minded individual, nor is it indicative of someone who recognizes their own role in the problematic interactions they have with others.

To state any one attribute is absolutely true of an entire group of people is beyond absurd, regardless of whether that attribute is positive or negative. A stereotype is a stereotype, a ridiculous assumption that only a fool would believe in the first place.
 
DaSleeper
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I've seen Both sides of people in the same day while visiting Toronto...
One woman behind me leaning on the horn when I was slow in taking off when the light turned green, then less than half an hour later, when I didn't see my exit lane in time and thought I might have to make a long detour, as I had my signal on and I figured it was useless....the car to my right tapped his horn to get my attention and signaled me to get ahead of him as he was slowing down and giving me space to cut in....
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

Our population production has fallen mostly due to the reality that one good salary of 60 000$ a year is not enough to sustain a healthy large family, and having two parents working is just as challenging as two people working 3 1/2 full time jobs.

The result is a slide towards self extinction, as most of the intelligent people that are good at mathematics can easily crush the numbers and understand things just will not add up.

Many just opt out, or keep family sizes very low.

I guess that's how you justify over charging your customers then?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

So let me get this straight, you interact with a very small portion of the population, then come on here to lash out at not only all Canadians but all Americans as well because of how those few people treat you. Judging an entire group based on the actions of a few is not exactly the mark of an open minded individual, nor is it indicative of someone who recognizes their own role in the problematic interactions they have with others.

To state any one attribute is absolutely true of an entire group of people is beyond absurd, regardless of whether that attribute is positive or negative. A stereotype is a stereotype, a ridiculous assumption that only a fool would believe in the first place.


I'm guessing what she/he was seeing was a reflection of her/himself.
 
Ludlow
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Not at all they were probably treated rudely and unkindly. To speak out about it doesn't necessitate it being a reflection of them that's really an ignorant comment coming from you . I'm a little surprised actually.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Not at all they were probably treated rudely and unkindly. To speak out about it doesn't necessitate it being a reflection of them that's really an ignorant comment coming from you . I'm a little surprised actually.

So the OP is, in essence, blaming (or at the very least, criticizing) an entire group of people, the vast majority of whom he has not and will never meet, for the actions of a few but it's someone else who is ignorant? Is this your position?

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

I've seen Both sides of people in the same day while visiting Toronto...
One woman behind me leaning on the horn when I was slow in taking off when the light turned green, then less than half an hour later, when I didn't see my exit lane in time and thought I might have to make a long detour, as I had my signal on and I figured it was useless....the car to my right tapped his horn to get my attention and signaled me to get ahead of him as he was slowing down and giving me space to cut in....

My goodness! If what you're saying is true, why that would mean that human beings are actually individuals who are capable of both ignorant, selfishness as well as gracious humility. Who knew?
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

So the OP is, in essence, blaming (or at the very least, criticizing) an entire group of people, the vast majority of whom he has not and will never meet, for the actions of a few but it's someone else who is ignorant? Is this your position?



My goodness! If what you're saying is true, why that would mean that human beings are actually individuals who are capable of both ignorant, selfishness as well as gracious humility. Who knew?

It can seem that way if you're an outsider. When I moved my family to a little town in the Ozarks not only were my girls treated unkindly at school but my ex wife and I were looked down upon as well so I can understand where the person is coming from whether he/she is right or wrong. My position is I understand their position. You can judge that however you wish.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

My goodness! If what you're saying is true, why that would mean that human beings are actually individuals who are capable of both ignorant, selfishness as well as gracious humility. Who knew?

Ludlow has a hard time intellectually with relativity of life. He tends see things as black or white. I've been trying to help him with it.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

Ludlow has a hard time intellectually with relativity of life. He tends see things as black or white. I've been trying to help him with it.

You like that word relativity. Why not get out your dictionary and find another one you can beat into the ground.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

Our population production has fallen mostly due to the reality that one good salary of 60 000$ a year is not enough to sustain a healthy large family, and having two parents working is just as challenging as two people working 3 1/2 full time jobs.

The result is a slide towards self extinction, as most of the intelligent people that are good at mathematics can easily crush the numbers and understand things just will not add up.

Many just opt out, or keep family sizes very low.



That would depend on what your expectations were and what was important to you. 7 kids, less than that as a salary, stay at home Mom.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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I, like Das, have seen both sides. I find the way people deal with you also depends on how you deal with them. If you are having a bad day and not friendly, you will find people aren't as friendly to you. I sense the OP is expecting the worst, probably consciously or unconsciously putting off bad vibes and getting bad vibes in return.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

It can seem that way if you're an outsider. When I moved my family to a little town in the Ozarks not only were my girls treated unkindly at school but my ex wife and I were looked down upon as well so I can understand where the person is coming from whether he/she is right or wrong. My position is I understand their position. You can judge that however you wish.

I'm not the one judging, it wasn't I that called someone ignorant.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

That would depend on what your expectations were and what was important to you. 7 kids, less than that as a salary, stay at home Mom.

That's true, My expectation are of a very high standard of life, like the one I am accustom to, throughout my childhood.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I'm not the one judging, it wasn't I that called someone ignorant.

You asked me a question I answered. That's pretty much the extent of it.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

That's true, My expectation were of a very high standard of life, like the one I am accustom to having throughout my childhood.



Which is what I have heard from many in the generations after mine. Standard of living being more important than family and kids. For my wife and I, the kids were the number one. We made enough to get what was needed. Now that the kids are gone, our standard of living has increased because of lower overhead (no more kids at home) and we can get the things we "want" not just the things we "need". Now is our time, whereas before was all about the kids.

Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I'm not the one judging, it wasn't I that called someone ignorant.




Round and round the mulberry bush, the Mod chased the weasel.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Which is what I have heard from many in the generations after mine. Standard of living being more important than family and kids. For my wife and I, the kids were the number one. We made enough to get what was needed. Now that the kids are gone, our standard of living has increased because of lower overhead (no more kids at home) and we can get the things we "want" not just the things we "need". Now is our time, whereas before was all about the kids.






Round and round the mulberry bush, the Mod chased the weasel.

Another objective post. Must be a virus.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

I guess that's how you justify over charging your customers then?

I do Heritage grade work. I'm not one of those hacks like you.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

It can seem that way if you're an outsider. When I moved my family to a little town in the Ozarks not only were my girls treated unkindly at school but my ex wife and I were looked down upon as well so I can understand where the person is coming from whether he/she is right or wrong. My position is I understand their position. You can judge that however you wish.

What are the Ozark people like? Did it ever get better for you and your family?
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

I do Heritage grade work. I'm not one of those hacks like you.

You posted your work and I reviewed it and said it was alright. I have never posted my creations except on facebook for my family to see so that means you have not reviewed my work as a cabinet maker so your comment of me being a hack falls into the "ignorant statement " category which, can be understood as a standard practice with your type of logic. In summary, your opinions have no credibility whatsoever.

And by the way, now that we are being more honest than discreet, your store front that you posted was mediocre at best. I'd have a class two cabinet maker do that job and delegate the more detailed projects to the journeymen.
 

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