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Portugal v. Canada

September 16, 2008

Why Portugal beats Canada, as tallied by two ladies seated behind me on the streetcar this morning:


“In Portugal, there are peacocks and chickens instead of pigeons. Who wants pigeons?”


“In Portugal, universities aren’t in industrial pollution areas like University of Toronto. Instead, the campuses have parks where you can camp. Like, that is why they are campuses, duh.”


“In Portugal, people don’t waste light. This is because Toronto is a free country and so people do crazy things. Like waste light. Not Portugal.”


“In Portugal, microwaves come with toasters built into them.” (I had to admit, that sounded pretty fantastic!)


“In Portugal, washing machines have windows so you can see what’s happening inside. They have these in Canada, but Portugal got them first. Way first.”


“In Portugal, there are fountains outside and you can wash your clothes in them and also get in them if you want, for instance if you are too hot.”


“In Portugal, there aren’t shootings like in Canada, because in Portugal, you aren’t allowed to have shootings. Not in Portugal. Never.”


“In Canada, they have good ketchup, but in Portugal they used to have terrible ketchup, made with tomatoes. It was bad. But now the hotels have Heinz, so now, in Portugal, the food is good.”


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. eva Mühlbacher permalink
    September 18, 2008 12:01 am

    How old where they? Like 130 and knitting? People over one century of age don’t offend me, it’s just the opinions are as cute as the scarves!

  2. Amanda permalink
    September 18, 2008 7:33 am

    Even better–they were probably in their early 20s…no knitting or scarves for these ladies!

  3. looka permalink
    September 18, 2008 11:56 am

    OOOOH the terrible youth!

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