RE: News Flash: the US is not the only country in the world.

Subject: RE: News Flash: the US is not the only country in the world.
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- vitana -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 10:32:32 -0400


Keith Cronin pointed out:

> More than any nationality, Americans are guilty of a
> self-absorbed myopia
> that causes them to forget or ignore that they're not the
> only guests at this party.

I'm Canadian.

1) We tend to be accustomed to the ethnocentricity of our neighbours to the
south. In fact, it's a source of some amusement in our tourist sectors.
How many times have I heard the apocryphal story of the American visiting
Canada in July, with a full ski rack on his car ... ? Of course, the
nearest of our neighbours are smarter than this, mostly because they visit
us regularly. A US buck buys $1.50 Canadian, and on the whole, our beer is
far stronger than yours. (Mass-market American-brewed beer is a source of
considerable amusement for us, too, in a "laughing at," not "laughing with,"
way.)

2) Canadians can be ethnocentric, too, but as a group, we seem to prefer the
"drive-by snubbing" approach. YMMV.

Cheers ... Kim


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