I saw the South Park movie in Bellingham before I moved up here. I knew they poked fun at Canada in the series, but day-yam! :eek:
Where I live many people are seasonal, and a lot of the vacation homes are owned by Canadians. I like them. The couple across the street who spend their Summers here are quite pleasant. I rarely go to Costco, but they’ve never been out of anything I wanted. Neither have the grocery stores. I do find it amusing to see people with cartloads of milk, but who can blame them with the price of dairy on the other side of the border? If I could save money in Canada, I’d buy things there.
Every Costco and Wal Mart I’ve been to has been a zoo; not only here, but down in SoCal as well. It’s just the way it is. The stores would be just as crowded without our foreign visitors. But up here, Canadian license plates and Sikhs wearing turbans are visible. So the person who posted the page and video blames them. I have to wonder if they really can’t buy a gallon or two of milk, or if they are just somehow offended that there are people buying more milk than they do. Or maybe, since many of our visitors are originally from India, there’s a racial element involved.
The SO thinks that if a store run out of something, then it’s the store’s fault. They know the demand and should order their stock accordingly. She shops at Wal Mart, and the one up here has been unable to buy the land and/or get the permits to expand. They are often out of an OTC medicine she buys. So she’ll go down to Mount Vernon where the store is bigger, nicer, and better-stocked. And she likes Sikhs.
It really irks me when some nationalist jerk starts spouting off, especially when they spout off against our neighbour, friend, and ally. Who was it who opened their airports, homes, and hearts after the 9/11 attacks? The Canadians! Who are they, the large contingent wearing the red uniforms, when a local cop is killed in the line of duty? Canadians! Who stands with us on the world stage? Canadians! Sure, we have our squabbles and disputes; but as far as I can see, we’re there for each other.
So I say to our neighbours to the north: Don’t pay attention to nationalists who would rather gather video, edit it into a presentation (adding stuff that has nothing to do with Canada), set up a FB page and spend time ranting on it, than to simply go to a different store and maybe pay an extra 50¢ for a gallon of milk.