You know you're back in Canada when...
- your friends say, "Let's go to Timmy's!" and nobody is referring to a person named Timothy
- somebody bumps into you and both of you immediately say sorry
- nobody makes fun of you for the way you say sorry
- you put on your snow tires by the beginning of November
- it's after 10 pm and there's nowhere to buy alcohol except for overpriced bars
- speaking of bars, you order a glass of wine and your bill comes to $8.50 + 13% tax + 15% tip
- there isn't a dollar menu at any of the fast food restaurants
- you buy a book and inexplicably have to pay at least $5 more than the price that's listed on the back cover
- really, you can just sum it up and say pretty much everything is more expensive in Canada (don't even get me started on gas prices...)
|Smiling because of the scenery, not for the inflated prices|
- the leaves on the trees are fiery red and orange but you know it won't be too much longer until they're all on the ground and covered by a layer of frost
- you have to figure out how to wear a winter coat under your Halloween costume
- you follow style bloggers in Texas who are only now starting to wear scarves and boots and you think WTF
- when those same bloggers start talking about spring at the beginning of March and wearing dresses with bare legs you seriously consider moving to Texas
- the highest rating you ever see in a movie theatre is 14A
- as you're stuck in traffic on the 401 you remember the joke that there are only two seasons in Canada – winter and construction
- your friends start planning winter getaways to Cuba before it's even Christmas
- somebody refers to Aunt Jemima and you scoff, "Ugh, that's not even real maple syrup!"
- you're reminded how beautiful it is to be in an area with colours like these:
What are the funny quirks that remind you when you're back in your home country?
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