Better Quiet than Riot (Ottawa Sun)
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04-26-2008, 10:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Ottawa has more of a small-town feel to it, there aren't as many people, and there may not be as much to do, but from the actual people I talked to in both cities, the people were much friendlier in Ottawa.
Hey i lived in Ottawa four years and people were much more haughty and always had that 'mightier than thou' attitude.
I actually remember shopping and asking questions in French to a saleswoman who would not respond or notice me.So, to have some service in the Capital of our officially BILINGUAL country, i had to complain in French to the manager who then served me quite well.
And then i went by that saleswoman and proceeded to tell her how bad her work ethic was and i chewed her out for at least two minutes in an accentless English.
I'll say one thing for Montreal, people who know just a little English will speak it badly and all and not be understood but they
make the effort to help. And that i respect.
As for Ottawa being a hockey town..
well that is just not possible.
Choking hockey teams never make
for a hockey town.
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