MrGW write: Another thing I love (and, at times, am totally frusterated over) about Canadian people is their constant politness and directness. I hope you Canadians didn't mind that I injected my 2 cents (about 1.25 cents Canadian) Sorry for that small comment but I'm an American
Another Canuck here (born in Alberta, recently moved to Sasktachewan) and that's hilarious Mr. GW!
I think Canadians are both polite and direct because when it's 40 below (which, for people who don't know, only happens for a few weeks a year, summmers are beautiful!) no one wants to stand around arguing or beating around the bush ...