let me preface this entry by unequivocally stating that I DO NOT HATE TORONTO OR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE (just stupid people, regardless of where they may live)

ok, let’s begin: 

“can I please speak with Miss X”

“I’m sorry, she’s at lunch right now, can I put you through to her voicemail?”

“Aw, gee, really? When is she back”


“what’s that Toronto time?”

???????????? WTF ?????????????????

“well, you add three hours, so that would make it 4:00”

“you should really operate on our time if you are dealing in the investment business”

yes, yes we should – I’ll take it up with management as I am sure no one would object to starting our work day at 5:00 a.m., lunching at 9 and then leaving for the day at 1:30 p.m.