Melissa and I decided to team up because we are both awesome and both Canadian. Today we’re bringing you “A Day in the Life of a Canadian.” Now, I’m not sure which one of us is more Canadian. Melissa lives in Manitoba, which sounds like the coldest place on earth, and I live in the nation’s capital, where they make our money and all major Government decisions. It’s really a toss-up, so let’s just agree to disagree, eh?
Keep reading below to learn all about a typical day in my Canadian life and make sure to head over to Melissa’s blog to read her Canadian day.
My Typical Weekday (with some Canadian humour inserted)
6:00 a.m. Get up and get ready to start another day. It’s a cold one, so relish those last final moments of warmth in bed.
6:45 a.m. Time to suit up! No, I don’t mean like Barney on How I Met Your Mother. I mean, put on every single layer you got, cuz it’s cold out and you have to walk your behind to the bus stop.
6:50 a.m. Don’t forget your Canada swag. Olympic mittens are a must for any true Canadian.6:55 a.m. Here comes the bus. Time to hop on and warm up before having to get off and brave the cold again to get to the office.
Purchased at Hudson’s Bay – the most Canadian store there is
7:40 a.m. Stop at Tim Horton’s (or Timmy Ho’s as real Canadians call it) to get your tea. Even better, it’s Roll Up the Rim time! The line is super long, get your toonie ready to pay so you can hurry things along and make it to work on time.
Seriously, this line was long. I was at the door!
7:55 a.m. You were almost late for work because, as a polite Canadian, you held the door open for everyone. De-thaw at your desk and get ready for the work day to start. Enjoy your tea. Roll up the rim and realize you did not win, as usual.
8:15 a.m. Discuss the morning commute with co-workers. See whose commute was disrupted due to the snow and who was stuck in traffic the longest. Nod sympathetically. Explain that you take the bus so you always make it on time, but dread standing outside waiting for it.
Yes, the buses here are red and white and have a maple leaf on them
12:30 p.m. Look out window and contemplate if it is worth going out into the cold to get lunch. Poutine craving takes over and you decide to bundle up and make the trek to get lunch.
Actual view of outside my office building, pleasant isn’t it?
1:30 p.m. Enjoy the poutine lunch you spent twenty minutes bundling up to get. Grab another Tim Horton’s tea to offset the post-lunch sleepiness caused by eating too many cheese curds.
Not a picture of my actual lunch.
This is a “post-clubbing poutine” I shared with my two friends after a night on the town. Poutine is great after the club to prevent hangovers.
1:50 p.m. Stop and watch the skaters on the Rideau Canal before heading back to work.
2:10 p.m. Finish up second Tim’s of the day. Lose again on Roll Up the Rim.
Third time’s a charm?
2:45 p.m. Sneak down to the lobby to watch the Canadian women’s hockey team take the gold!
3:55 p.m. Start the process of bundling up again and getting ready to head home.
4:05 p.m. Apologize to the person who bumped into you as you were trying to get on the bus. Yes, in Canada you always apologize when you did nothing wrong.
5:00 p.m. Get off the bus and laugh at this amusing sign left by a kid on the snow pile in front of their house.
It says, “Avalanche Warning.” There is no where left to pile this snow!
6:00 p.m. After getting inside and warming up, it’s started snowing again. Grab your favourite toque and start shoveling. Take a break to pose with your snow-covered pet.
7:00 p.m. Eat dinner and relax on the couch. There is no way anything is worth going back out in that weather. Besides, now your street is covered in snow and you have to wait for the snow plow to come before your car will even make it past the end of your driveway.
8:00 p.m. Have a glass of milk (from a bag!) and some cookies, settle in with Netflix until bed time.
11:00 p.m. Climb into bed and prepare to do this Canadian life all over again tomorrow. Dream of warmer weather, which will last three whole months before it’s basically winter time again.
Does my Canadian day share any similarities with your day?
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