Okay, fella, time to head back.
Just a second. I need to process this. THIS outpost is on the Canadian side of the border, right?
Yup, it sure is.
So that means they have unlimited maple syrup?
I guess so.
Well, Canadian bacon – yes.
Settle down, settle down – we need to go now, come on.
I’ll leave when I’m ready, Wrangler. I need to hear more.
Maybe just tone it down a little, no need to get so excited.
What about poutine?
I think that’s more of an East Coast thing.
Toques? Hockey? Smarties? Overly apologetic patrons?
Yes, yes, yes, and I guess so?
But I’m tired of salmon. Every night it’s salmon, salmon, salmon. I could even settle for the cherub-looking forest ranger – he looks tasty.
He is not on the menu. Let’s go.
In a minute. So let me get this straight: this outpost has all those things plus they get free health care, Don Cherry, and ketchup chips? I don’t know what to with all these feelings!
It’s true, they do have all those things.
Do they have running water? Heat? Drive-thru Starbucks? Cable TV?
They aren’t savages. Yes, of course.
If they have all of that, why would I bother going back? What does the US have to offer that I couldn’t possibly get in Canada?
Special edition Oreos. And M&Ms.
Start the Jeep, let’s go home.
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