American expatriate Kate Stanton is continually taunted by Australians:

“What is wrong with your country?” “Why can’t you be more like Canada?” I hear these comments so often it’s hard not to be defensive.

Interesting. I’ve lived in Australia since late 1977 and haven’t yet encountered that question. I do often hear, however, “Where are you from?” Followed by, “Canadians get really angry if I ask if they’re American so I’ve learned not to ask that.”

Yep, it would be great to be from Canada, the retarded giant of the north.

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