Monday, September 25, 2006

Identity crisis

Dawn and I were waiting in line at the grocery store, and I was browsing the newspaper headlines. One of them caught my eye. Why can't Americans make a cup of tea? it asked.

Me: "Why can't Americans make a cup of tea? What? I can make- ...uh, hold on, I'm not an American."

Dawn: " had to think about it?"

I very nearly started crying.

I spent the next few minutes mentally spelling "colour", and thinking about toques and poutine.


christian said...

I was wearing my diesel sweeties pixel canada 2.0 shirt the other day, and miyuki asked why, because I wasn't canadian. I told her I was canadian by marriage, and thusly, she is 'merkin by marriage.

she hit me. hard. she was really offended by that.

Toby said...

A lot hangs on whether she uses the term "stocking cap".

Because that would be terrible.