Saturday, September 20, 2008

Patriotism and Doughnuts

Hegemom forward me this article about an academic doing research on Canadians and their beloved Tim Horton's.

Quote:

Here are some tasty extracts from his work. "In Canada, the doughnut is widely believed to be the unofficial national food. Expatriate Canadians speak of associating a trip to the doughnut shop with returning home."

Keen readers will recall that I went to Detroit earlier in the month for visa stuff. As the Canadian border guard put it, I was a "turnaround": I drove into Windsor solely for the purpose of a U-turn and applying for re-entry into the US.

I did make one stop however: no joke, I went to Tim Horton's.

3 comments:

Vic said...

However, I bet you didn't get a Doughnuts, did you.
Hardly anyone eats Doughtnuts anymore. They are hardly even have any. There more muffins and sandwiches now.
All the said, most people only get coffee.

CaptainCanuck said...

Actually, I did get some Tim Bits (doughnut holes for the uninitiated).

It is true though: Tim Horton's is more like Starbucks than Krispy Kreme these days.

Vic said...

For Gods sake, post something new...Anything, stupid or otherwise.