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    "Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it."
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    That's how we roll. But if you really want to see the ugly side. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    That's how we roll. But if you really want to see the ugly side. . .

    On my last visit to Montreal a few months ago, I noticed that nobody holds the door open for anyone. Now, I know that us folks in Massachusetts are not known for being all polite and warm and fuzzy, but if you follow someone through a door in these parts, 96% of the time the person in front of you will hold it open so that it doesn't slam on you. Despite how generally nice the folks were in Montreal, I noticed that none of them did this.

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    If I were a shopkeeper in Montreal and customers were holding my door open all day ("heating the whole neighborhood" as my father was likely to exclaim), I might get upset about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianY View Post
    On my last visit to Montreal a few months ago, I noticed that nobody holds the door open for anyone.
    It's an urban thing. Higher population density makes it a bigger pain and people stop doing it.

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    I think most traffic incidents in the US happen in the manner of that in the video.

    I know all those involving me while driving have. Someone does something stupid. And everyone handles it in a peaceful manner.
    Life is complex.

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    Was expecting something like this:

    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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    That's Quebec.

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    Canadian stand-off:

    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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