I AM A SONIC BOOMER, NOT A SENIOR... In this blog, I am writing to and for those who believe that the Boomers will change what the word Senior means. I also believe that Boomers will change what retirement means in our society. The blog is also for those who are interested in what life after retirement may look like for them. In this blog I highlight and write about issues that I believe to be important both for Seniors and working Boomers.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For all of us with Irish in our hearts
Happy St Patricks day to all the Irish Canadians out there, and here are 30 things that only true Irish Canadians (or Canadians of any nationality) will understand
1. People asking you to say ‘aboot ‘ for them.
2. Having roads in our potholes.
3. Accidentally setting your keyboard to French and not realizing for the longest time.
4. When I Travel Abroad, Locals Think I’m American.
5. When I Type '?,' It Comes Out As 'É'
6. Constantly getting duds when it’s roll up the rim season.
7. Uses Canadian Spelling... Gets Corrected By U.S. Spell-Checker.
8. Asks For A Double-Double... U.S. Cashier Doesn't Understand.
9. Paid $1.98 Charge With A Toonie... Got No Change.
10. Shipping with the US: free. Shipping internationally: 3 BILLION DOLLARS.
11. Panicking at the scent of burnt toast.
12. Just Got Netflix... U.S. Selection Is WAY Better.
13. If you pronounce the second 't' in Toronto, you obviously don't live in Toronto.
14. Tim Horton's withdrawal while abroad.
15. Wearing heavy-duty winter boots to school and looking like a hoser all day.
16. 3 second milk ads that leave you wondering what just happened.
17. Being asked if you ski to work.
18. Your international friends and family visit the other side of Canada but still expect to see you.
19. Wildly overestimating the price with tax, just to be safe.
20. Travelling to England means that half of your luggage is filled with plug adapters.
21. Ooh, 15 cents. That's really helpful Canadian Tire.
22. "I have a friend named ______ in Vancouver, do you know them?"
23. Salt stains on everything in the winter.
24. Fahrenheit is a confusing and impenetrable mystery.
25. Need to fake an American zip code because there isn’t a postal code box.
26. "And remember class, it must be by a Canadian."
27. The air hurts my face. Why am I living where the air hurts my face.
28. Having to take your mitts off in the winter to text someone back.
29. "What's your background?" I'm Canadian. "no, before that."
30. The calories in poutine. Seriously, the stuff tastes like heaven.