just remembered this
Going back to the topic of the geographically challenged people in my post from the other day. I just remembered the four of us stopping at a full-service gas (petrol) station in West Vancouver when we were on holiday a few years ago and asking the young (presumably Canadian) man operating the pumps to fill 'er up.
Mr M.: I'd like to pay with travellers cheques. Is that OK?
Guy: Sure thing. Just visiting, eh?
Mr M: Yes.
Guy: So, where ya from?
Mr M: Germany.
Guy: Germany, eh? Awesome. That's pretty far away, isn't it?
Mr. M: Yes, it is.
Guy: (Wrinkles brow and thinks very, very hard) So, did you guys, like...drive over here?
(much eye rolling from me and raucous laughter from the back seat)