It’s Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. Because we follow the metric system, our holiday comes earlier than our American neighbo(u)rs. The metric system also explains why Canada is colder than the US, why the Flames will beat the Penguins on Saturday night, and why Justin Bieber’s career will be over in 2016.
If you want to read my Thanksgiving humour column that ran in the Calgary Herald yesterday, here it is:
In Canada, we don’t really equate Thanksgiving with shopping, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you that there’s a coupon from Buytopia where you can get 50% off at Staples. (Staples, incidentally, is the store William and Vivian shoplifted from at age 5. I frog-marched them back in and they each pulled out 5 crazy pens from their pockets and their underwear. The full story will be in my book). Anyway, if you have a pen obsession like me or my kids, click here for the coupon; it’s safer than shoplifting. And almost cheaper.
Finally, if you are inclined to leave a comment, I want to know:
what crazy things are you thankful for? what’s your office store obsession? what can you blame the metric system for?
Happy Thanksgiving, eh?!