Racially Intolerant in Canada
I was down at the local garage yesterday and got to talking with Larry, one of the mechanics. It turns out some friends of his were up in Vancouver, CA. a short while back, and got a fairly expensive lesson in "Racial Intolerance". Larry's friends were walking down the sidewalk in Vancouver when a fellow wearing a turban (a Sikh?) came out of his shop and started shaking a small rug, presumably shaking the dirt out of it.
"What's the matter, buddy, can't get 'er started?", one of Larry's friends wisecracked. (I think it was the Persians, not the Indians, with the flying carpets, but, whatever....).
The Indian gave them a dirty look and went back into his shop. A block or so farther along, Larry's friends were accosted by the Indian guy along with a Vancouver policeman. "That's the guy!" the Indian said, pointing at Larry's friend.
The policeman told them that he had broken the law by making "Racially intolerant remarks", and would have to go to the police station and pay a $500 fine for his remarks. He was also told that if he wanted to contest the fine or his guilt, he would have to spend the weekend in jail and appear in court on Monday, as it was already Friday afternoon.
They paid the fine, and immediately headed back to the United States, vowing never to return to Canada under any circumstances.
If you are planning a trip to Canada, and particularly to any of their larger cities, be sure to keep your mouths closed, or you might end up in the same situation.
For me, I'll just stay out of Canada...........