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Old 04-27-2006, 09:23 PM   #31
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Paying for public restrooms in some places in Europe. Worse yet, not only paying for using the restroom but being forced to PAY for the toilet paper.

Always thought that was weird.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:35 PM   #32
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^I'm startin to see more of that in England and Ireland as well..I don't mind payin so much for restroom use...it generally ensures it is kept clean and well stocked with toilet roll.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:43 PM   #33
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Airport luggage carts are mostly free in Canada except for Toronto, they suck.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:44 PM   #34
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Airport luggage carts are mostly free in Canada except for Toronto, they suck.
Are they still charging a loonie for those things?

I don't travel with that much stuff so I never use the carts anyway but I remember coming home from Frankfurt once with a bunch of bags and no loonie on me.
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yeah don't you also have to pay for shopping carts in many places? or am i going crazy?
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umm we usually put £1 in a wee slot to unlock the cart from outside, but once we return it, we get the pound back.

Well that is how it works back at home
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yeah, now that I think about it, that's how I've heard it described. I guess it's a logical thing for the store to do.

by the way, just to clear things up..regardless of my avatar I'm not that proud/ashamed to be american, it's just something i made with m&ms ok?
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makin it with m&ms is something to be proud of

Did you decide to only represent the states you like as stars?
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in regard to europe, i don't like how you don't get water (without paying) with your meal. especially at nice resturants.
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For the most part, they don't get my location, here in Newfoundland, a.k.a. "Newfowndlund". It's actually pronounced "New-found-land." We're located in the most easterly part of North America, but seemingly invisible to many folks south of the border.

I secretly like the anonymity sometimes, but it can be frustrating in the business world. For example, while I was the assistant manager at a resort on the west coast here, I'd regularly get calls from people in New York, Chicago, etc., who would ask the most interesting questions. There was one women who was planning a wedding at Niagara Falls for a weekend, and wanted to arrive here by car the next day for the honeymoon (not realizing the 2000-plus kilometres in between). She had this great, smokey voice, which sounded like a cross between one of Marge Simpson's sisters and Jerry Seinfeld's TV mother.

Another person once asked me what the "downtown Newfoundland" scene is like (thinking we were one enormous city).

I have to say, however, that once the American visitors took the leap of faith, made their plans, and actually arrived here, they were some of the most gracious people you could ever hope to meet. A few of them even left me letters of thanks, which was incredibly nice.
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that was exactly my intent.

I think it's time for a new avatar.

Back on topic...I hear they don't have much ice for your drinks in Europe. Straaange.
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Back on topic...I hear they don't have much ice for your drinks in Europe. Straaange.
no, ice is strange most of the time. it numbs your taste, why would i want to numb my taste? (unless i'm drinking something awful, in which case i'd stop drinking it)
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? I get plenty of ice when I order a drink.....JD & coke



By the way that goes for soft drinks too
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? I get plenty of ice when I order a drink.....JD & coke



By the way that goes for soft drinks too
do they charge for re-fills on soda's?
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dunno if it's the same for uk/ireland.

it does tend to water things down I guess.

who am I kidding, I've set foot in canada for a few hours, haven't been west of the mississippi since i was 2 for god's sake, I need to get the hell out of this thread.
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