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Old 03-11-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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I can be such a jerk

About a week and a half ago, my wife, adult daughter and I were relaxing with a drink on a terrace in Costa Rica overlooking the Pacific Ocean - warm breezes, a beautiful sunset, etc. At a nearby table were two (slightly loud) couples, one from the US and one from Canada. They were comparing notes on vacation time in their respective countries. The Canadian said that in his province (Saskatchewan) everyone got at least 3 weeks vacation. The American said that two weeks was the norm in the US. The Canadian looked over at our table and said, "I can't tell if that guy is a Canuck or a Yank; wonder how much vacation he gets?" The American finally asked, "How much vacation do you get a year?" I said, "52 weeks," held up my drink to toast him but didn't hear much from either of them after that.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
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Excellent riposte! They asked for it! (you were not a jerk)

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Old 03-11-2010, 05:31 PM   #5
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Well, like the lawyers say, if you don't know the answer and might not like it, don't ask the question.

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Old 03-11-2010, 05:32 PM   #6
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The American said that two weeks was the norm in the US.
Out of interest, is that accurate?
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