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Posted: 2/14/2017 12:08:01 AM EDT
Boss is trying to send me to Calgary for a week or so in may to learn about a new piece of equipment we are getting here in July. I told him I have no interest in going but he won't let up.

What am I in for? Fuel my resistance...
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:09:07 AM EDT
[#1]
I would take that offer, but I like traveling.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:11:38 AM EDT
[#2]
It's kinda like South Alaska, but the there are more ladies.  
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:12:24 AM EDT
[#3]
Calgary isn't bad, plenty of cool stuff to do. I am 2 hours south of there. Check out Banff if you have the time.

In before the basement dwelling "world travelers"
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:12:27 AM EDT
[#4]
It's a lot colder than TX in February
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:14:07 AM EDT
[#5]
Bagged milk, snow Mexicans.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:14:26 AM EDT
[#6]
You can come and take a Corvette for a drive if it isn't snowing and the roads are clear.
Might even buy you a free coffee.

Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:14:38 AM EDT
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I was born and raised in Canada. There are a bunch of arfcom Canucks who are now US citizens.

Anyway, nothing wrong with a work trip to Calgary. Probably one of the most conservative big cities in Canada.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:15:44 AM EDT
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Timmy's or Second Cup?
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:16:32 AM EDT
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Timmys just down the street.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:17:18 AM EDT
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Calgary is fun,

Check out Banff and Canmoore.  You can pick up some Ammonite for your woman.  The rats nest cave is 100% worth it.  I did some snowboarding, that is super fun even if you don't know what's up.

For food try Minas Brazzilian Steakhouse.  Don't eat all day prior to going.

The skyway is cool.

Canadian dollar stores are way better than American ones.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:18:01 AM EDT
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My son lives at Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. We visited him last year. The people were kind, intelligent, very open, generous and decent. Even the drunk Indians were nice to us. Just be polite, don't act like an American ass hole, and don't be in a hurry. Wife and I had a very good visit.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:18:49 AM EDT
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Snow Mexicans
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:19:17 AM EDT
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Calgary is fun,

Check out Banff and Canmoore.  You can pick up some Ammonite for your woman.  The rats nest cave is 100% worth it.  I did some snowboarding, that is super fun even if you don't know what's up.

For food try Minas Brazzilian Steakhouse.  Don't eat all day prior to going.

The skyway is cool.

Canadian dollar stores are way better than American ones.
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Oh yahh, the Car2go is a good deal, but sign up before going.  Max is 65$ CAD per day and that is enough to go to Banff and back.  In the city you don't need a car.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:19:34 AM EDT
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Timmys just down the street.
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Timmys just down the street.


If I ever get to Calgary I'll look you up.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:20:28 AM EDT
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We still have a few full nude titty bars here if you are in to that sort of thing.

LOL
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:23:12 AM EDT
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What else... no banknotes smaller than $5. And Canadian banknotes are plastic, not paper.
A $1 coin is a Loony. A $2 coin is a Twoney. You'll have a pocket full of the things by the end of your trip
If you order tea in a restaurant you'll get a pot of hot tea. If you want Texas sweet tea, good luck bro
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:27:32 AM EDT
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Dude, Snow Mexicans is not the preferred nomenclature. Frost Backs, please.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:28:30 AM EDT
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We still have a few full nude titty bars here if you are in to that sort of thing.

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 Bet those strippers have icicles hanging off their nipples 
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:29:02 AM EDT
[#19]
Other than it being frigid cold, Canada is a pretty nice place to visit.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:30:18 AM EDT
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Well if you are coming in may you can take a bobsled for a ride, the put wheels on them in the summer.

Bobsled run at Calgary, Canada Olympic Park (COP) WinSport


Or if Ziplining is your thing...

Ziplining at Canada Olympic Park - Aug 2012


.....or take a day trip

(Remember to Breathe) Canada's Alberta
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:37:50 AM EDT
[#21]
Travelling from Texas to Calgary won't call for much adjustment (you'll probably have a great week). Going from Texas to Canada's big eastern liberal enclaves, like Toronto or Montreal OTOH, would likely be a different story. A great country to visit, though.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:45:31 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:53:26 AM EDT
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Being an exporter, Canada is likely to weather the upcoming economic storm than we are.

I expect us to export a lot of sh*t when that happens.  You can't have a trade imbalance forever without dire consequences.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:56:24 AM EDT
[#24]
Calgary is fun, lots of stuff to do like others have said.

Also, if you're boss is dead set about sending you up there, you're better off volunteering for a summer trip rather than being forced to go in the winter.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:02:09 AM EDT
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Pfft... Canada...




Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:11:40 AM EDT
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Calgary is great.  I  have spent a couple months over the years hunting near there. No reason not to want to go. Everyone I met up there was very cool and had similar values to people here in rural Texas.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:12:42 AM EDT
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You can bring back the good gas cans, light bulbs, & toilets...
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:14:44 AM EDT
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Timmy's hates the oilsands.
Timmy's prefers importing and exploiting foreign workers to hiring Canadians.

http://www.ezralevant.com/boycott-tim-hortons-protest/

http://www.therebel.media/ezra_levant_confronts_tim_hortons

Ezra Levant faces off with Tim Hortons president: #BoycottTims
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:22:14 AM EDT
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Anyway, nothing wrong with a work trip to Calgary. Probably one of the most conservative big cities in Canada.
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Not our current mayor.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:35:24 AM EDT
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Everything feels a few steps more socialist than I like, at least in BC, but in general nice people whilentraveling through, no real concerns for my safety anywhere I went and had a decent enough time. Heading up to the NWT next month
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:36:32 AM EDT
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They are wanting to send a few lead operators(like me) and a few managers. It is our corporate hq. I probably won't get out much anyways but I was curious if I was going to encounter moon bats the entire time I'm gone.

I'm basically going to watch a machine run that I already know how to operate. They all work the same.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:40:58 AM EDT
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They are wanting to send a few lead operators(like me) and a few managers. It is our corporate hq. I probably won't get out much anyways but I was curious if I was going to encounter moon bats the entire time I'm gone.

I'm basically going to watch a machine run that I already know how to operate. They all work the same.
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Are you in oil and gas?

Not many moon bats in fabrication/manufacturing/O&G.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:41:02 AM EDT
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It has become a haven for rich important MENSA-like celebrities who have become disillusioned with life in the USA and have relocated there by the thousands denying us pond-scum of their massive wonderfulness...








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Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:44:24 AM EDT
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Canada?  It's pretty much just like the US, only colder and more polite.  And the big sports there are hockey and curling, eh?

ETA - and their annoying other language is French instead of Spanish. 

ETA2:  They also don't have beer there.






They have beers. 
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:45:25 AM EDT
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Boss is trying to send me to Calgary for a week or so in may to learn about a new piece of equipment we are getting here in July. I told him I have no interest in going but he won't let up.

What am I in for? Fuel my resistance...
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People were freakishly super nice, I didn't notice very many fat out of shape pieces of shit walking around in stained sweat pants. Every time I have been north of the border I've had a great time, just don't get fooled by the gas prices, they charge by the liter, not a gallon.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:46:25 AM EDT
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Calgary is fun, lots of stuff to do like others have said.

Also, if you're boss is dead set about sending you up there, you're better off volunteering for a summer trip rather than being forced to go in the winter.
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OP said May.

It's beautiful here in May (mostly)
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:46:37 AM EDT
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I doubt any would move to Calgary.

We're the most deplorable city in if not the most, then one of the most, deplorable provinces.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:46:58 AM EDT
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What else... no banknotes smaller than $5. And Canadian banknotes are plastic, not paper.
A $1 coin is a Loony. A $2 coin is a Twoney. You'll have a pocket full of the things by the end of your trip
If you order tea in a restaurant you'll get a pot of hot tea. If you want Texas sweet tea, good luck bro
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U.S. money isn't paper either; it's cotton and linen.

My extensive time in Canada has been limited to Ontario and Quebec.  It's not much different than here, in most ways.  

Things there I don't like:
-gun control
-lower speed limits on roads
-speed limits on snowmobiles
-very few taverns compared to MI/WI
-expensive beer and liquor.  Hell, everything is more expensive there.
-limited food choices, compared to the States

Things there I do like:
-lots of lakes to fish
-lots of hot Canadian women
-french fry trucks on the streets
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:54:05 AM EDT
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GO!!!

Canada is awesome.  Beautiful country, super nice people, great food.  Banff and the surrounding areas are second to none beauty wise.  Bring your skis or snowboard.

Link Posted: 2/14/2017 2:00:52 AM EDT
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This is a good deal and I would take it.

I fucking live here and he's never offered to let me drive a Corvette. 
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 2:04:36 AM EDT
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Calgary's nice, but nearly all my friends and relatives have sold their houses and moved away...
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 2:10:46 AM EDT
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What else... no banknotes smaller than $5. And Canadian banknotes are plastic, not paper.
A $1 coin is a Loony. A $2 coin is a Twoney. You'll have a pocket full of the things by the end of your trip
If you order tea in a restaurant you'll get a pot of hot tea. If you want Texas sweet tea, good luck bro
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Texas sweet tea is just 'iced tea.'

'Tea' is leaves in a bag, hot water and a spoon.

It's pronounced Cal-gree, not Cal-gary.

There's no such thing as 'grits' in Canada, but we do have oatmeal. 

If you see our mayor make sure you call him a stupid homo. 
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 2:23:27 AM EDT
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Canucks shootin slap shots at bottles of maple syrup calling each other hosers all while freezin their peckers off.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 2:29:10 AM EDT
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Are you in oil and gas?

Not many moon bats in fabrication/manufacturing/O&G.
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Plastics. Blown film extrusion.

Sometimes people from up there come down here for whatever reason and I have a hard time understanding some of them.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 2:40:52 AM EDT
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Stop being a fag and just go.

Calgary is ok.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 2:49:48 AM EDT
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You run across a mouthy, morally superior feeling, liberal who starts in on Trump and how they are glad Canada isn't the US blah blah blah, just ask the retard how the carbon tax is treating them and you thought Canadians weren't so judgemental and unkind to visitors to their country. Basically, use the same democrat/socialist disarming tactics you are used to, to turnabout on the ignorant jackasses.

You will enjoy your trip here, there is a lot Calgary and the area has to offer.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 11:52:22 AM EDT
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This is a good deal and I would take it.

I fucking live here and he's never offered to let me drive a Corvette. 
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Are you not a Dodge guy ?

Come see me in the Spring.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:15:18 PM EDT
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Sorry about your mayor. At least Toronto had an entertaining one for a while  
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:17:23 PM EDT
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Trees. Snow. Canadians. Samsquanches.

A.W.D.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:26:00 PM EDT
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Pfft... Canada...


http://i.imgur.com/EedGZuUl.jpg

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