Canadians, Americans, and the troll-kick

by phil on Thursday May 6, 2010 2:12 AM
cultural differences

Anthony and I were pondering differences between Canadians and Americans, and he described a telling observation. While walking on the beach in Vancouver, he noticed someone stacking rocks into neat little columns. Fine, its perfectly normal for people to make sandcastles and similar works of public art. But what baffled him was that the next day, the columns were still standing.

In America, if you build a sandcastle or some public art project, someone will eventually troll-kick it. If someone doesn't, and some cop on an early morning stroll notices it still standing, he might sense something eerie was going on, and maybe call in backup. Hell, you might troll-kick it yourself, to preempt that from happening.

America has an F-U culture, which in America's defense, is probably why we're so successful in the first place.


cinema lausanne said on April 30, 2011 7:08 PM:

As a European, I love the American culture. And frankly, highly competitive mentalities such as in Italy and in France, seems to be worse here in Europe than in the US....

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