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.