When traveling abroad as a Canadian I am always reminded of the things I say or do that are “very Canadian” like saying Eh all the time, pronouncing about like winter footwear (we do not say aboot!!) and being overly polite and hyper apologetic. This past week I received a text from a wrong number and totally experienced the whole “polite and apologetic Canadian” thing.
The text conversation, verbatim:
Stranger Danger: Caitlin, right?
Nancy: Hahaha no, sorry
Stranger Danger: ?
Nancy: Not Caitlin, sorry. Someone called me that last week in person as well. Twilight Zone
Stranger Danger: Haha no kidding. Thats funny.
Nancy: It is, but sorry not Caitlin
Stranger Danger: Yea, no worries. I messed up the number. Got it all sorted. Weird coincidence though.
Nancy: True indeed – and the chuckling was justified on my part. Good luck on your quest for Caitlin!
Stranger Danger: Haha thanks, much appreciated
Strangers phone number was a Vancouver area code, so I guess Canadians are pretty polite – or just desperate for conversation 🙂