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What province is that in? - William Matheson's Journal

Oct. 23rd, 2009

09:12 pm - What province is that in?

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Someone in Winnipeg doing a survey about higher education on behalf of the Maritime Provinces asked me what province Halifax was in.

I couldn't believe it. I exclaimed, "It's a provincial capital!"

"OK, Manitoba?"

"You're IN Manitoba! Winnipeg is the capital, so it can't be Manitoba, can it?"

"Alberta?"

She admitted she was new to Canada. We continued with the survey, but at the end, I advised her: "Learn your capitals. They'll be on the citizenship test." ;-)

But guess what? She has a job, and I don't. So she may get the last laugh this time.

Current Location: Bedford, NS
Current Mood: morosemorose

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From:_juju_
Date:October 24th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
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I'm sure if you wanted a job like that, you could get it. :P There's a place on Robie Street called "call us info", they do surveys. I used to work there after I graduated from Dal. Yeah.... :P

Anyway, the last laugh is not that she has a job, but that their minimum wage is a lot better than ours. :P
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