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Meanwhile In Canada

Winter Means Winter

While many Canadians – Snowbirds – can escape the cold weather of winter for a period of time, winter in Canada means cold weather, snow and ice.

Many hole up for the season, many make the best of it. Some of us travel the warm states in our RVs and curse the ‘Cold Canadian Front’ when we occasionally have to scrape our windshields using a credit card because we don’t have CD covers anymore.


A man in the Safeway Store in Texas tries to buy half a head of lettuce. The very young produce assistant tells him that they sell only whole heads of lettuce. The man persists and asks to see the manager. The boy says he’ll ask his manager about it.

Walking into the back room, the boy said to his manager, ‘Some jerk wants to buy half a head of lettuce.’ As he finished his sentence, he turned to find the man standing right behind him, so he added, “And this gentleman has kindly offered to buy the other half.”

The manager approved the deal, and the man went on his way.

Later the manager said to the boy, ‘I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think on their feet here. Where are you from, son?’

‘ Kapuskasing, Canada , sir,’ the boy replied.

‘Well, why did you leave Kapuskasing?’ the manager asked.

The boy said, ‘Sir, there’s nothing but hookers and hockey players up there.’

‘Really?’ said the manager. ‘My wife is from Kapuskasing.’

‘No kidding?’ replied the boy. ‘Who’d she play for?’


Here’s to Canadian fortitude and ingenuity….


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