Thursday, June 23, 2011
This Hour has 22 Minutes
Almost every Canadian is a funnyman or funnywoman. (I like to be politically correct, unlike some people I know who are reading this blog and thinking "funnyman" applies to EVERYone - NOT!) We are also known as an extremely self-deprecating people, and when we goof up or "make a funny" as my daughter likes to call it - we don't mind drawing everyone else's attention to it - in fact, we insist upon it. We replay the incident (mistake, funny, goof-up, faux pas or whatever else you want to call it) over and over again throughout the day/evening/week/month to anyone who will pause long enough to listen. It gives us something else to talk about instead of the weather. We love to say..."how stupid was I to do ..... etc etc". What makes us this way?? I don't know. But it's better than being miserable, mean, petty, small-minded, boring, depressing....oops, I seem to be heading off down another alley...sorry!
That's another thing about Canadians, we always seem to be saying "sorry", even if someone else is at fault!! Someone could bump into me and knock me down and as I was heading face first onto the floor I'd be calling out "sorry!" We're very funny, very apologetic, politically correct weathermen/women.
Is there a point to this post? YES! I wanted to say THANKYOU because my page view count broke through 50,000 sometime last night and I find that extremely gratifying and exciting. Sorry I didn't mention this earlier in the post, I kinda got off track.
I wonder if that is another Canadian trait, or just one of my very own.
I leave you with a clip of Rick Mercer visiting the Canadian Mint - I hope you laugh as much as I did:)