While eating in Montreal, we noted that the waitstaff seemed happy that we spoke English. In fact, some even commented to that effect. I guess that they needed the practice.
While ordering breakfast in Montreal, the waitress asked if we wanted white bread or brown bread. While we understood that she meant wheat bread, we had to wonder if that is what French Canadians call wheat bread or if something was lost in translation.
The Quebec government is taking control of the electric service in Quebec. Well, I wish them the best and hope that it works out for them.
While visiting Montreal, we discovered that most of the available decaf coffee was instant. I guess real French Canadians only drink regular coffee.
Canadians must love their tires as they have huge Canadian Tire stores.
The shower at a motel had a rain head in the ceiling. And while it gave you a soft rain sensation, I miss the massaging action of a conventional shower head.
When we ordered coffee and muffins at a coffee shop, the waitress asked if we wanted out muffins grilled. This confused us so we restated that we wanted muffins. The waitress explained that some people like their muffins grilled. So, we got them grilled and they were very good.
When it comes to lobster, the best restaurants are the ones with no table cloths. Whole lobsters are messy to eat so why bother with a table cloth that is just going to get covered with lobster juice and butter. Formica works much better and the lobster tastes just as good.
Every few years, I come down with a cold. So, every few years, I purchase some cough syrup. And even though I keep hoping for some improvement, the cough syrup always tastes less than pleasant. Oh well, I guess it is incentive to stay healthy.
When I stopped at a rest area the other day, I noticed a sign on the wall that said that the water was safe for pet consumption. Unfortunately, it didn’t say anything about human consumption.