Monday, January 4, 2016

Is It Un-Canadian Of Me Not To Go In?

It has been awhile since I last posted on this work site across from Dundonald Park. Sure enough, a somewhat larger beer store replaced the one that had been torn down, while a Tim Hortons occupies the new building to the west. Both opened in November. I prefer the third view looking across the park, with these shots taken after one of our snowfalls. I don't drink, so I won't go in the one shop, and I don't care for coffee or doughnuts, so why would I go into Tims? This, in a country where the company tries to brand itself as the very essence of Canadian. Note to Tims (and this is going to get me blacklisted by Tims) ~ no matter how many times you put together endless Marketing Chimp authorized sugar sweet hockey parents hauling their rugrats around in the early hours feel-good commercials passing yourself off as the ultimate in Canadiana, you're not. 

After all, the true essence of being Canadian is knowing how to make love in a canoe.

39 comments:

  1. well, some day i'd like to visit a tim horton's. :)

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  2. hahahahahahaaha, so great.
    I don't drink either but I think my sons would check out the beer store just for a hoot !
    The last photo is lovely. So you did get some snow ! Wonderful.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  3. Stand up for what you know is right William!

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  4. Lol! If I am there and feeling cold with all the snow I would love a piping hot cup of coffee. Not for what the name stands for but just to warm me up a bit.

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  5. Without sinking canoe, right?

    Tomás.

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  6. Great post and enjoyed the photos. Thank you for visiting when I was away on vacation. I am home now and slowly trying to catch up. Happy New Year :)

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  7. I am not familiar with a beer place. I our cafes you can buy all kind of drinks from wines to beer.

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  8. Now, I want to hear all about your how you arrived at your "true essence." Names are not important. Details are. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

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  9. A beer store... interesting... nothing like this here.

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  10. You sure know how to end your posts with a bang William, still laughing :) :)
    P.s. I hope I remembered to wish you all the best for 2016!

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  11. i am not sure how the last comment would work, i would say stay on dry lands or that event. canoe would not be my choice. but to each his/her own. i enjoy Tim Horton's but find their foods/drinks to be very very sweet. ha. ha!

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  12. And they don't make particularly good coffee either!

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  13. I don't drink Tim Hortons...it's disgusting coffee. Okay...I admitted it and am awaiting the lynching.
    Jane x

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  14. Doesn't sound like Tim's coffee is too popular, unlike the Starbucks franchise. Do you have them there? That last comment leaves a very strange picture in my mind.

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  15. I can understand skipping the beer and coffee, but...donuts???

    Donuts are one of those things I couldn't live without.

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  16. I love the store fronts, William! I love the snow, too. :)

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  17. @Tex: basically it's Krispy Kreme with a maple syrup sensibility.

    @Parsnip: and we've gotten more snow since! The snow that fell when I took these shots didn't last long.

    @Cloudia: every once in awhile a good rant is in order.

    @Nancy: I've never gotten into coffee. Tea on the other hand does the trick.

    @Tomas: or falling overboard!

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Marianne: the same's the case here- bars or restaurants, but if you want a case of beer, you go here, and if you want liquor, there's the LCBO shops.

    @Lowell: a gentleman never tells!

    @Karl: it's been common here for decades.

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  18. @Grace: I couldn't resist.

    @Beth: I know the company's opened up shops in the States.

    @Furry Gnome: I will take your word for that!

    @Jane and Chris: no lynching here!

    @Sharon: today it's colder.

    @Linda: oh yes, we've got Starbucks here. I never go in there either. Tims is popular here- there's a location downtown where within a five minute walk you can reach like five or six different Tims.

    @Norma: but they're so blah!

    @Linda: the snow's a very welcome sight!

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  19. Looks a mite cold out there. Sure couldn't get lost looking for a beer in that area.

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  20. Well, I don't think you and I will make any difference to Tim's passing themselves off as super Canadian. I don't like their coffee either. I hate their confusing ordering system.

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  21. And that canoe business can be mighty tricky----but worthwhile.
    MB

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  22. well you sure save a lot of calories by not liking beer and donuts, which might help with that canoe thing ;)

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  23. I like Tim Horton's Coffee. I will admit. They changed to stronger so I have to have more cream in it but I don't use sugar. I dislike sugar in hot drinks. I do not drink beer or wine. Yuks. When In Canada the Starbucks were in a certain section of the Library but separate but since has gone else where. I did like the coffee better then Tim's. Not a doughnut fan neither.

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  24. I'm pretty good with a canoe. :-)

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  25. I don't like beer! Glad to see some snow!

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  26. @Kate: winter took its time and had a couple of false starts!

    @Red: I think it's the commercials I find more irritating than the business itself.

    @MB: hah!

    @Tanya: yes!

    @Carolann: some people swear by Tims, but since I've always disliked coffee to begin with, I've not bothered with it.

    @VP: I've sampled enough from wine up to whisky to have decided I don't like the taste of alcohol, so why drink?

    @Revrunner: I figured that comment would get some interesting replies!

    @Ciel: and more snow has fallen!

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  27. I think it's never wrong to be unique!

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  28. You can wake me up for a good cup of coffee!

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  29. It might be wise to wait for warmer weather for that canoe thing, unless you are willing to bring it inside!

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  30. @EG: thanks!

    @Marleen: I quite agree.

    @RedPat: the Sisters Of Little Or No Mercy would not be happy with me!

    @Jan: I knew there'd be coffee drinkers speaking up!

    @Lois: good point!

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  31. I'm inclined to agree with Lois.

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  32. Sorry - I just can't get past that gorgeous snow.

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  33. Sounds like two good reasons not to cross the road to me, just enough snow to be picturesque but not inconvenient...

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  34. There is nothing more Canadian than a Beer Store and a Tim Hortons to get rid of the hangover. ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

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  35. I like the sign saying "meet beer".
    Not a big beer drinker. I'm more a wine lush, myself.

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