Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Age Gap

One of the editors we work with pretty frequently is Canadian, although he's lived in the UK for ages and ages. But because we have the Canadian-ness in common, he often likes to regale me with Canadian facts and trivia. One of our previous converstaions involved Vancouver, and how I possibly would end up out there if I moved back to Canada. He then told me that it rains six months of the year in Vancouver. That was maybe a week or so ago.

This is a conversation that occured this morning. (And I'm not being as abrupt as it seems - I was making a cup of tea. It takes a lot of concentration.)

Editor: You know, it rains six months of the year in Vancouver.

Me: Yeah, you mentioned that.

Editor: That's what you get when you live in a rainforest.

Me: That's true, I suppose.

Editor: And their team didn't do well this year.

Me: The Canucks? Do they ever do well? I thought they sucked.

(Note: I know very little about hockey. The Canucks could be awesome. I've got no idea.)

Editor: Well, they've never won the Cup, but they've made it to the playoffs a few time. You'll remember the playoffs in '82?

Me: Not really. I was 5 in 1982.

[Pause]

Editor: Well, maybe you've seen history programmes about the playoffs in '82?

Excellent recovery! Well played, Editor. Well played.

3 comments:

Gwen said...

I think he has a crush on you.

Either that, or he's forming an elite squad of Canadian trivia connoisseurs, and you've made the cut.

Bette O'Callaghan said...

Vancouver, London, what difference does it really make. I mean it rains pretty much 12 months out of the year in London so I rather think you'd be on a winner moving somewhere where it only rains half the time. Go Canucks!

Janice said...

Hi Alice,

Oh don't you just love people that think they know more about your neck of the woods, than you do?

Janice~