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Siouxie Jan 28th 2016 9:09 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Haylee32 (Post 11851994)
Fir enough. I miss fashion (non existant here), vibrant night life, people who like to get drunk, all sorts of nationalities, dating and great career opportunities. I actually prefer food in Toronto.

I think you are mixing with the wrong people and are in the wrong place, lol. My son, who is the same age as you, has no issues finding people to get drunk with or to go out clubbing, pubbing or whatever; mixes with people from all over the world and, whilst the fashion is a little behind here, has no problem with ordering clothes from overseas if the needs arise. As to dating, he doesn't have any difficulties there either! He's been offered promotion to a management position, so it seems the career opportunity is covered as well.

;)

ChrisBan Jan 28th 2016 9:13 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Haylee32 (Post 11851994)
Fir enough. I miss fashion (non existant here), vibrant night life, people who like to get drunk, all sorts of nationalities, dating and great career opportunities. I actually prefer food in Toronto.

Certainly didn't have any problem with this, even if the beer is awful :drinkingpals:

Tirytory Jan 28th 2016 9:13 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Haylee32 (Post 11851994)
Fir enough. I miss fashion (non existant here), vibrant night life, people who like to get drunk, all sorts of nationalities, dating and great career opportunities. I actually prefer food in Toronto.

I agree fashion is what you want to wear and you can order whatever you like online if you're prepared to pay for your already established preferences.

So culture to you is people who like to get drunk? I have to say I don't miss the insidious peer pressure drink culture there is in the UK at all. I dare say my liver is slightly happier too.

Alan2005 Jan 28th 2016 9:15 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Tirytory (Post 11852021)
I have to say I don't miss the insidious peer pressure drink culture there is in the UK at all.

I do :rofl:

snoopdawg Jan 28th 2016 9:19 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 11852017)
I think you are mixing with the wrong people and are in the wrong place, lol. My son, who is the same age as you, has no issues finding people to get drunk with or to go out clubbing, pubbing or whatever; mixes with people from all over the world and, whilst the fashion is a little behind here, has no problem with ordering clothes from overseas if the needs arise. As to dating, he doesn't have any difficulties there either! He's been offered promotion to a management position, so it seems the career opportunity is covered as well.

;)

I was just going to say the same thing- our eldest pup is 21- almost 22- he's making his home in Victoria for now. He definitely has no problems finding people to go out pubbing/clubbing/getting drunk with. He's lazy, so can't be bothered buying many clothes!
His work Xmas do ended at 5am. I believe he was drinking and enjoying himself with actual real Canadians, apparently it was a good night.

JonboyE Jan 28th 2016 9:23 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
Anyone spot the sock puppet?

And I agree, if you can't find a Canadian to get drunk with your are really not trying.

Alan2005 Jan 28th 2016 9:30 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by JonboyE (Post 11852032)
Anyone spot the sock puppet?

I wish sock puppets were allowed. With a new level of anonymity my BE alt account would be hilarious and amazing.

Photoplex Jan 28th 2016 9:32 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
I think a big part of this is that at 32 years old (I think that's what you said anyway) most of your peers have started - or are planning to start - families and settling down.

If you're still looking to drop pills and party til 8am then you're really going to be happier in NY, LA, London, Paris etc.

Haylee32 Jan 28th 2016 9:33 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by R I C H (Post 11852003)
What's preventing you from dressing in a way you feel is fashionable? It's so subjective surely there's nothing to prohibit you expressing yourself via fashion however you like. Do you feel you need your fashion sense to also be reflected (copied) by the society you live in?

lack of shopping options for once.

Oink Jan 28th 2016 9:33 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
Its not just getting drunk, its the laugh that goes with it. That's almost non existent here, mainly because they don't have much of a sense of humour so can't really do banter. Last week I was out with a few people and I was humorously bantering about how incredibly fat this bloke in our group was and he got the hump, no sense of humour at all. Then later I was trying to chat up some girls at the bar but they must of been lesbians because they were rather standoffish as well. One of our group did manage to fall into the umbrella stand when we were leaving which was funny so the evening wasn't a complete loss.

Haylee32 Jan 28th 2016 9:36 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Stinkypup (Post 11852007)
Maybe it isn't just Canada, maybe you yourself have some involvement in your hatred of the place and your inability to integrate seemingly in any way may have actually exacerbated the problem. I'm not sure that you acknowledge this at all. You also seem a little too free with your generalisations.

What hatred? LOL, I did tell you I came here excited and with an open heart. Why are you telling me Im unable to integrate? Are you trying to insult me because I criticized the place you like? I have integrated in several other places just fine, Canada just isn't for me. That's me. It's my right not to like it. If readign about it bothers you then stop reading this thread.

Haylee32 Jan 28th 2016 9:39 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 11852017)
I think you are mixing with the wrong people and are in the wrong place, lol. My son, who is the same age as you, has no issues finding people to get drunk with or to go out clubbing, pubbing or whatever; mixes with people from all over the world and, whilst the fashion is a little behind here, has no problem with ordering clothes from overseas if the needs arise. As to dating, he doesn't have any difficulties there either! He's been offered promotion to a management position, so it seems the career opportunity is covered as well.

;)

You don't get it. I can find people to get drunk here with or go pubbing, I can find guys to go on dates, but it's all painfully boring. Canadians are stiff even when they are drunk.

Haylee32 Jan 28th 2016 9:40 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Tirytory (Post 11852021)
I agree fashion is what you want to wear and you can order whatever you like online if you're prepared to pay for your already established preferences.

So culture to you is people who like to get drunk? I have to say I don't miss the insidious peer pressure drink culture there is in the UK at all. I dare say my liver is slightly happier too.

No, not a culture but part of it, vibrant nightlife and pub culture are just that - parts of british culture. I like energetic intense cities like New York or New Orleans. Toronto doesn't have that.

Alan2005 Jan 28th 2016 9:40 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 11852046)
Last week I was out with a few people and I was humorously bantering about how incredibly fat this bloke in our group was and he got the hump, no sense of humour at all.

Fat people are inherently funny. It used to be that they'd adopt a jolly persona to go along with the humourousness of the situation. Recently though, I've noticed a whiff of militancy about them; so now I just laugh behind their backs.


Originally Posted by Haylee32 (Post 11852055)
You don't get it. I can find people to get drunk here with or go pubbing, I can find guys to go on dates, but it's all painfully boring. Canadians are stiff even when they are drunk.

inb4 erection jokes

Haylee32 Jan 28th 2016 9:42 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 11852046)
Its not just getting drunk, its the laugh that goes with it. That's almost non existent here, mainly because they don't have much of a sense of humour so can't really do banter..

^^this


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