On vacation: Canadian Rockies

I’m escaping the heat and humidity of July Virginia. Here are my notes so far:

1. Holy cow! Where did the Canadians go? The whole population has been replaced by immigrants from Asia. SOUTH Asia. I thought the Costco in Alexandria was bad with their total diversity commitments. I was the only white person there.

2. Walmart? Holy F#$k! How do you screw up a Walmart? Remember what K-mart looked like, back when there were K-marts? That’s what it’s like here. It’s like they skipped the last 30 years of commercial retail progress .

3. Rental car from some off brand name called Mex. NEVER AGAIN. total gouge. Zero service. Long waits.

Then there’s this:

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5 Responses to On vacation: Canadian Rockies

  1. Canada is in a slow-motion existential crisis. Is it a State or a British Mini-Me? And what’s Quebec?

    The answer they’re trying to make work is that it’s a constituent part of the British Commonwealth but I don’t know how much mileage is left in that entity either.


  2. Ame says:

    thought it might interest you to know … my Dad was just released from the hospital after about 3 weeks during which he had a quadruple bypass … and since he’s not eating enough (a huge concern) they took him where he wanted to go so he’d eat … and his choice?! McDonalds! i’m aghast! someone i’m biologically related to chooses mcd’s to eat after breaking out of jail … errr … the hospital! lol! but … he ate 3/4 of his fish sandwich, so they are happy 🙂


  3. Heresolong says:

    We stopped in Singapore on the way to the Persian Gulf in 1991. I wanted Singaporese food, whatever that looked like, the rest of the crowd I was hanging out with made a beeline for the nearest American fast food (happened to be Burger King rather than McD). I ditched them post haste.


    • No One says:

      Some people like the comfort of familiar products. Every large base in Iraq and Kuwait from 2003-present have mcds and other familiar brands, despite serving 4 hot meals per day for free in the dining halls. I heard that they were subsidized in their contracts. As a purely business decision, they never would have opened.


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