Saturday, February 28, 2004

One very noticeable difference between Germans and Canadians/North Americans alike is the perception of what constitutes a long distance. To a German driving 4 hours from Frankfurt to Munich for O'fest is some kind of life vacation, whereas the 6 hour trek from university to home is little more than an afternoon excursion for a Canadian. Maybe it has more to do than just culture (take a look at the size of Canada as opposed to Germany), maybe our low gas prices play a role :-)

This perception also differs between urban and rural dwellers. Ask a Toronto-ite to drive 5 minutes to meet you somewhere and you'll get a whining pitch that would make the four tenors jealous, whereas we country folk will happily drive 45 minutes to catch a movie in the city.

Well there's one thing we can all agree on, this guy is crazy.
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