Canadian Crosswalk Guy

Canada and the U.S. are pretty much the same, right? Well, there's that whole health care thing, and everything having to be written in both English and French, and the foreign policy thing, and well, almost everything governmental. But when it comes to actually being there, the similarities outweigh the difference.

Perhaps it is because of this that I find such incredible humor in a tiny little difference between the U.S. and Canada. I giggle every time I see the Canadian crosswalk guy. He just looks so awkward to me. When I try to explain to Canadians that never in a person's stride are both of their legs totally straight, they don't get it at all. Many U.S.-ians* don't either.

I guess it will have to remain my own little joke and will probably continue snapping pictures of the little guy whenever he really speaks to me...which is almost always.
Thursday October 21 2010File under: travel, Canada

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on Thu 21st Oct, 2010 09:11 am PDT mely said:
i think the canadian crosswalk guy just walks with more purpose and uprightness than the american guy. look how proudly he crosses that street!
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on Thu 21st Oct, 2010 09:42 am PDT steve said:
I like the scramble walks -
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on Thu 21st Oct, 2010 07:52 pm PDT Saxtor said:
I always called him Jaunty Crosswalk Guy. Jaunty is really the only word I have for him.
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on Fri 22nd Oct, 2010 03:52 pm PDT Stephanie said:
I also think that the Canadian crosswalk guy is hilarious looking. I kind of laughed internally when I saw the pictures even before I read your post.
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on Fri 22nd Oct, 2010 03:54 pm PDT mely said:
i agree with saxtor. canadians are generally jaunty street-crossers especially between the months of october to april.
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on Fri 22nd Oct, 2010 07:00 pm PDT Amanda said:
I had the same reaction when we lived in Vancouver. That little guy never got old.
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on Sun 31st Oct, 2010 03:09 pm PDT Jeffrey Howard said:
I agree, Wren. I have always thought something very similar and been consistently amused and pleased by his position. I also very much like Canada's speed "humps" as opposed to the US' speed "bumps. Bumps sound like a disease while humps...you get the picture. Go Canada, eh?
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