Saturday, July 09, 2005

Canadians: Not too Fond of Shootings

Is there a Canadian belief that Americans have all seen someone get shot?

I've been here for a year and a half, and I think I've had five people up here say to me, "Yeah, the states are very nice. But, isn't it scary walking down the street and seeing people get shot?"

Well, I... uh, assume it would be...

I love Canadians. I really do. (Actually, I think that's the first time that fact has really sunk in.)
But, I think that's the funniest misconception people have about the US. Remember Canadians, that there are ten times as many of us in the states, so often, we just hear about shootings second-hand. If you want to see somebody get shot in the US, you really have to plan for it!

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