Canada vs UK

Old Jul 15th 2004, 7:41 am
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Saeed
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I used to live in the UK in the past five years, and I had heard a lot
how Canadians are more friendly compared to Britain, but since we
moved here my experience shows that, at least with Toronto TTC (buses
and underground) staff it is NOT the case. THere are very nice people
among TTC bus drivers or other members of staff, but generally they
are rude and treat people aggressively.
 
Old Jul 15th 2004, 8:29 am
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James Metcalfe
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So whats your point. Were bus drivers and Underground workers in the UK more
polite generally than in Canada!

Jim Metcalfe



"Saeed" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I used to live in the UK in the past five years, and I had heard a lot
    > how Canadians are more friendly compared to Britain, but since we
    > moved here my experience shows that, at least with Toronto TTC (buses
    > and underground) staff it is NOT the case. THere are very nice people
    > among TTC bus drivers or other members of staff, but generally they
    > are rude and treat people aggressively.
 
Old Jul 15th 2004, 10:27 am
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Carolyn
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Having been on this earth for a while now and having experienced many
countries including the UK and Canada I have found that it's a two way
street. It you are an arrogant prick and demanding then people will be
rude because it pisses them off. If you smile and say hello and thank
you, they may not always respond to you depending on how many pricks
have been there before you and what kind of a day they are having but I
bet they are warmer to the next person who comes along.

Be nice, it passes on.

Carolyn

Saeed wrote:

    > I used to live in the UK in the past five years, and I had heard a lot
    > how Canadians are more friendly compared to Britain, but since we
    > moved here my experience shows that, at least with Toronto TTC (buses
    > and underground) staff it is NOT the case. THere are very nice people
    > among TTC bus drivers or other members of staff, but generally they
    > are rude and treat people aggressively.
 
Old Jul 16th 2004, 12:40 am
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James Metcalfe
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Well put, Carolyn.

Jim metcalfe




"Carolyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Having been on this earth for a while now and having experienced many
    > countries including the UK and Canada I have found that it's a two way
    > street. It you are an arrogant prick and demanding then people will be
    > rude because it pisses them off. If you smile and say hello and thank
    > you, they may not always respond to you depending on how many pricks
    > have been there before you and what kind of a day they are having but I
    > bet they are warmer to the next person who comes along.
    > Be nice, it passes on.
    > Carolyn
    > Saeed wrote:
    > > I used to live in the UK in the past five years, and I had heard a lot
    > > how Canadians are more friendly compared to Britain, but since we
    > > moved here my experience shows that, at least with Toronto TTC (buses
    > > and underground) staff it is NOT the case. THere are very nice people
    > > among TTC bus drivers or other members of staff, but generally they
    > > are rude and treat people aggressively.
 
Old Jul 16th 2004, 4:18 am
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Nelson
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I've found that in North America in general, if the service involves
tipping, the service is generally excellent. If they are a regular
salaried worker, don't expect anything better than the UK. I think
its also a city phenomenon, whatever country you are in. Generally
people in large metropolises have no time for politeness, when you go
out to the 'sticks' its a whole different attitude.

"James Metcalfe" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected] m>...
    > So whats your point. Were bus drivers and Underground workers in the UK more
    > polite generally than in Canada!
    >
    > Jim Metcalfe
    >
    >
    >
    > "Saeed" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] m...
    > > I used to live in the UK in the past five years, and I had heard a lot
    > > how Canadians are more friendly compared to Britain, but since we
    > > moved here my experience shows that, at least with Toronto TTC (buses
    > > and underground) staff it is NOT the case. THere are very nice people
    > > among TTC bus drivers or other members of staff, but generally they
    > > are rude and treat people aggressively.
 
Old Jul 17th 2004, 12:22 am
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Kay
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I still think politeness and friendliness is easier found in Canada than the
UK.

Try being a retail Manager and see how many polite customers can be then, no
matter how nice you are to them!! Customer Service here is way better than
the UK.
Here if you don't like it when you get home then prividing it is in the same
condition as when purchased and you have the bill then no questions asked
(almost).

In the UK if it ain't broke and you (for instance) changed your mind, or you
don't like the colour...........tough S**t. it's yours!! I'm the other side
of the equation here, providing the customer service! I think we give in
too much

I think it's a life experience. And my bus drivers say hi to me because I
say hi to them, and thank you when I get off the bus ( a habit I did in the
UK too, and the response is better here) But I don't live in Toronto, I"m in
Newmarket





"James Metcalfe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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Well put, Carolyn.

Jim metcalfe




"Carolyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected] ...
    > Having been on this earth for a while now and having experienced many
    > countries including the UK and Canada I have found that it's a two way
    > street. It you are an arrogant prick and demanding then people will be
    > rude because it pisses them off. If you smile and say hello and thank
    > you, they may not always respond to you depending on how many pricks
    > have been there before you and what kind of a day they are having but I
    > bet they are warmer to the next person who comes along.
    > Be nice, it passes on.
    > Carolyn
    > Saeed wrote:
    > > I used to live in the UK in the past five years, and I had heard a lot
    > > how Canadians are more friendly compared to Britain, but since we
    > > moved here my experience shows that, at least with Toronto TTC (buses
    > > and underground) staff it is NOT the case. THere are very nice people
    > > among TTC bus drivers or other members of staff, but generally they
    > > are rude and treat people aggressively.
 

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