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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Can't even think of a title for this one.

Overheard at the beauty shop:

Stylist to customer: So, are you doing anything special for the 4th of July?

Customer: Yes, we're going to go up to Canada to visit a friend.

Stylist: Oh, that sounds cool. Will there be any special 4th of July stuff going on up there?

Customer: [after a several second pause] I don't know if they celebrate the 4th in Canada

Stylist: [with surprise in her voice] They don't! How come?

Another stylist from across the shop: The 4th of July is our Independence Day - not Canada's

Stylist: Don't they have an Independence Day in Canada?

Second stylist: I don't know. But I don't think they celebrate ours.

Stylist: Huh, that's strange.

Customer: I'll let you know when I get back.

I just sat there quietly, listening in awe.


namaste said...

LOL! ya know.... there are a LOT of ppl like this in the world. scary, huh?



Nikki said...

And she is voting for Obama isn't she?...lol. You know I am kidding. sortof. maybe 20%. its still a very funny story. :)N

ira said...

talk about being dum! :O

Sandi said...

Maria - yes, lots and lots. Oh, well, at least it makes good blog fodder.

Nikki - not sure if this chick even knows there IS an election this year!

Ira - you'll get to meet lots of these people when you come here to go to school next year!

Jenni said...

Sometimes Americans make me feel so sad. Our collective ignorance of the "outside world" is astounding!

When I went to England on the 4th of July (back in 1994), I remember one of my co-workers asked me if I would arrive in London in time to see the fireworks. I told her I was pretty sure England wouldn't be celebrating the day of America's independence from them. Their view of the whole "Revolutionary War thing" is quite different from ours.

Sandi said...

Jenni - now that's REALLY sad!

Chris said...

That was a good one! I can't believe that it was an actual conversation. Too much!

Desert Diva said...

Unbelievable - it just goes to show why other nations view us as "Ugly Americans," like we are the only ones in the world.

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Fleur de Lisa said...

Oh wow, just wow. People are amazing!

MMrussianadoption said...

you could have titled it, "Stupid things People Say"