I have a confession to make.
Canada has never been a favorite of mine. I admit I have been the procurer of many a Canadian joke; maple syrup, mounties and passive-aggressive accents are only some of topics that fill my Canadian repertoire. I am not proud of this fact… I am an avid dissenter of stereotypes, and yet I cannot break the habit of taking a stab at the U.S.’s good ol’ moose-riding buddies every now and then. No matter how hard I tried to stop being a hypocrite, I could not find a cure for my Canadian Conundrum.
Until this picture came into existence:
Yes. That is indeed a picture of Darth Vader playing the violin in the streets of British Columbia. Recently my “AMAZING BESTEST FRIEND FOREVER” (exact quote from the best friend herself) went to Canada and sent me this picture. Rather than the immediate disapproval of Canada I should have experienced upon the viewing of this picture, I felt a spark of interest. Do Canadians drive on the left side? Is free burgers in Canada a thing? Do 3-way stops exist? Are Canadians only allowed to wear stripes and plaid? Is the bus full of British dissenters? Are buses called “trolleys” in Canada?
So many questions. So little time, eh.